Brathwaite rues missed chance


West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite lamented his failure to capitalise on his innings on a rain-hit second day of the third Test against Australia.

Brathwaite provided some entertainment on a wet Monday in Sydney, making 69 off 71 balls - smashing seven fours and four sixes.

The half-century was Brathwaite's second in two Tests, but the 27-year-old was annoyed with his inability to go on and make a big score.

"I was very, very upset," he said.

"Not on the dismissal because I think it was a good [ball], even though I didn't think I handled it as well as I could have.

"But I was upset that once again I got a start and couldn't carry on."

Brathwaite had impressed before James Pattinson (2-67) cleaned up his off stump, West Indies reaching 248-7 at stumps with only 11.2 overs bowled on Monday.

Despite rain ruining the opening two days, Australia maintain belief they can win and sweep the series.

Spinner Steve O'Keefe said there was still plenty of time for the hosts to complete the job.

"If you can get three days in it's close to 300 overs and hopefully the skipper sees that spin will play a big role," he said.

"Then we might get more overs in towards the back end of the match if the wicket keeps spinning."