Sri Lanka are headed towards a second straight defeat in the hands of Australia after the hosts took the match away from them on the second day of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG. The hosts have piled up a huge first innings lead of 284 runs with still two wickets in hand.
Considering the natural talent that the Sri Lankans possess it is somewhat surprising to note that they are yet to win a Test in Australia. Following Lanka’s batting collapse on the first day of the Boxing Day Test at the captivating Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), we tried to figure out the reason.
Sri Lanka were bundled out for a poor total of 156 in the Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Mahela Jayawardene’s decision to bat first at the MCG backfired as the Sri Lankans got decimated in just the 43.4 overs.