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Rain hits Windies Test in Sydney

Carlos Brathwaite provided some fireworks in a lively cameo as rain washed out all but 11.2 overs of the second day of the third Australia-West Indies Test on Monday.

The Barbados all-rounder clouted two massive sixes off one James Pattinson over on his way to a dynamic 69 after lunch at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Brathwaite smashed Pattinson over cover for his first powerful blow before flicking another off his pads for an effortless 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 his 59 on debut during the second Test in Melbourne.

“I’m not satisfied that I didn’t carry on to get three figures or firstly to see out the day but I’m still happy in sense that I got my highest Test score.”

Brathwaite, who gave the 14,266 bedraggled fans some entertainment on a frustrating stop-start day, said he was disappointed to get out.

“I was very, very upset. Not on the dismissal because I think it was a good nut (ball), but I was upset that once again I got a start and couldn’t carry on and one of the main mantras in cricket is that when things are going good you maximise,” he said. 
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