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Third day's play washed out in Sydney

West Indies remains stranded on 248 for 7 in final Test

Third day's play washed out in Sydney  - Cricket News
The Sydney Cricket Ground was festooned in pink to mark Jane McGrath Day, but the grey clouds had the final say.
With the Sydney rain unrelenting, play was abandoned on Tuesday (January 5), the third day of the final Test between Australia and West Indies, without a ball being bowled. 
 
The Sydney Cricket Ground was festooned in pink to mark Jane McGrath Day, but the grey clouds had the final say. 
 
Play, originally supposed to begin at 10 am local time, was delayed, and a pitch inspection was scheduled for 10.30 am when the skies cleared up a little. But the rain returned and the outfield remained sodden. Finally, at around 3.30 pm, play was abandoned for the day.      
 
Only 86.2 overs of play has been possible so far in the Test, with just 11.2 overs played on Monday’s second day. Weather permitting, West Indies will resume the fourth day on 248 for 7 with Denesh Ramdin on 30 and Kemar Roach yet to score.
 
Kraigg Brathwaite's 174-ball 85 at the top of the order and Craig Brathwaite's 69 off 71 balls coming in at No. 8 have been the highlights of West Indies' innings so far. 
 
“It is annoying,” Australia's Steve O’Keefe had said at the end of a start-stop second day. “It’s hard for the guys to continually switch off and then get back up. But we have got loads of good structure around us and support staff and they get us switched on and Smithy (Steven Smith) makes sure that with 10 minutes to go that we're ready and out there to do a job.”
 
Cricket Australia has announced that day-two spectators are eligible to receive a full refund on their tickets. 
 
Australia leads the three-match series with comprehensive victories in Hobart and Melbourne. 

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