Cricket

It's the Windies as rain soaks Sydney Test

2016-01-04 08:20
Carlos Brathwaite (Getty)

Sydney - Carlos Brathwaite provided some fireworks in a lively cameo as rain washed out all but 11.2 overs of the second day of the third Australia-West Indies Test on Monday.

The Barbados all-rounder clouted two massive sixes off one James Pattinson over on his way to a dynamic 69 after lunch at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Brathwaite smashed Pattinson over cover for his first powerful blow before flicking another off his pads for an effortless six over backward square leg.

But Pattinson had the last laugh, bowling the hulking all-rounder in his next over.

Brathwaite's 69 runs came off 71 balls with seven fours and four sixes and further enhanced his reputation after his 59 on debut during the second Test in Melbourne.

But only four overs could be bowled in the first session and 7.2 in the second before another heavy squall forced the players to leave the field for a third and final time.

There was no further play after tea with large tarpaulins covering the pitch and wicket surrounds.

The West Indies were 248 for seven with Denesh Ramdin on 30 and Kemar Roach yet to score.

Australia have already retained the Frank Worrell Trophy after huge wins in the first two Tests, and are chasing a 3-0 series clean sweep.

The West Indies, who are playing in their first Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 15 years, have not won a Test in Australia since 1997.

More rain was forecast for Tuesday.

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