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Brathwaite smashes half-century on rain-hit day

Allrounder makes 69 but only 11.2 overs of play is possible on day two as West Indies reaches 248 for 7

Brathwaite smashes half-century on rain-hit day - Cricket News
Carlos Brathwaite plays a shot.
Incessant rain in Sydney allowed only 11.2 overs of play on the second day of the third Test between Australia and West Indies on Monday (January 4).
Carlos Brathwaite went past a brisk half-century in the short period as West Indies reached 248 for 7 from 86.2 overs when umpires decided that no further play was possible.
Only four overs were bowled before lunch and 7.2 in the second session before another heavy spell forced the players to leave the field for a third and final time. More rain is forecast for Tuesday.

Brathwaite, who was 35 overnight, smashed two massive sixes over cover and deep square-leg in one James Pattinson over on his way to an entertaining 69 after lunch.
However, the Australian pacer had his revenge, going past Brathwaite’s defence to bowl him in what was to be the penultimate over of the day. Brathwaite's 69 came off 71 balls and comprised seven fours and four sixes. Denesh Ramdin, who was 23 when the day started, was on 30 and Kemar Roach yet to score when the day ended.
On the first day which was also affected by the weather, opener Kraigg Brathwaite's stubborn 85 took West Indies to 207 for 6 even as Nathan Lyon claimed his 100th Test wicket in Australia. 
The other contributor for West Indies was Darren Bravo, who shared a 91-run stand for the second wicket with the opener before being dismissed by Pattinson in the third over after lunch for 33. 
Australia has already won the three-match series with huge victories in the first two Tests.

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