Rain ruins day two in Sydney


Only 11.2 overs were bowled as rain ruined day two of the third Test between Australia and West Indies in Sydney.

The tourists reached 248-7 at the SCG on Monday as weather frustrated the teams and rain threatens to ruin a chance of a result.

Carlos Brathwaite provided some brief entertainment, making 69 off 71 balls including seven fours and four sixes.

Play was interrupted after just three balls and had an impact throughout, but Australia did manage to take the second new ball.

Brathwaite went after James Pattinson (2-67), hitting him for two sixes in three balls, before the paceman cleaned up the all-rounder's off stump.

It was early afternoon when play was interrupted for the final time before the abandonment was called hours later.

West Indies had resumed the day at 207-6 after rain had also played its part on Sunday.