Cricket: Rain intervenes as West Indies fight

Carlos Braithwaite avoids being stumped by Peter Nevill. Photo / AP
Carlos Braithwaite avoids being stumped by Peter Nevill. Photo / AP

Carlos Brathwaite provided some fireworks in a lively cameo before rain again intervened on the second day of the third Australia-West Indies Test in Sydney on Monday.

The Barbados all-rounder clouted two sixes off one James Pattinson over on his way to a dynamic 69 after lunch.

Brathwaite smashed Pattinson over cover for his first massive blow before flicking another off his pads for 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 scoring 59 on his debut during the second Test in Melbourne.

Only 32 minutes of play were possible after lunch before another rain squall saw the players leave the field for a third time on the second day with a total of just 11.2 overs having been bowled.

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

- AAP

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