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.