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Kraigg Brathwaite helps West Indies reach 207/6 on rain-hit day

Australia gains edge with late wickets after opening batsman hits patient 85

Kraigg Brathwaite helps West Indies reach 207/6 on rain-hit day - Cricket News
Kraigg Brathwaite in action against Australia.
Nathan Lyon claimed his 100th Test wicket in Australia with Kraigg Brathwaite’s scalp late on the first day of the rain-affected third Test against West Indies in Sydney on Sunday (January 3).

Brathwaite had resisted Australia's bowlers and survived two rain delays before he gave away his wicket late in the day after scoring 85. It gave Lyon a home landmark as well as his 184th scalp overall in his 52nd Test.

At close, after 75 overs were bowled around two rain interruptions, West Indies was 207 for 6 with Denesh Ramdin on 23 and Carlos Brathwaite on 35 after it had won the toss and chosen to bat.

Brathwaite was deceived by Lyon's extra bounce and attempted to steer the ball past slip, but instead lobbed a catch off his gloves to Steven Smith at slip.

The wicket of Jason Holder, who was instinctively caught by Joe Burns at short leg for one off Steve O'Keefe, followed, making Australia end the day as the happier team.

Earlier, Shai Hope, recalled for Rajendra Chandrika, who hurt his groin in the morning during warm-up, began well with some crisp drives but fell in the fifth over when Josh Hazlewood got him to poke outside the off stump and he was caught by Peter Nevill for nine.

Brathwaite then put on 91 runs for the second wicket with Darren Bravo before Bravo was dismissed in the third over after lunch for 33 when James Pattinson dug one in and Bravo top-edged to Usman Khawaja at backward square-leg.

Marlon Samuels was run out in a mid-pitch mix-up in the afternoon session. Samuels, who has had a poor tour so far, hit to point and hared off for a run only to stop in the middle of the pitch. Brathwaite retreated to his end and Samuels was stranded by Hazlewood's throw to the striker's end.

Rain immediately forced the players from the field and kept them off until tea was taken.

Upon resumption, Jermaine Blackwood misjudged Lyon's turn and was bowled off stump for ten after not offering a shot.

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