Brathwaite shines before showers

Carlos Brathwaite completed his second half-century in as many Tests in the 11.2 overs made possible by rain on another wet day at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Resuming on a run-a-ball 35, the 27-year-old smashed three fours and two sixes off James Pattinson before the fast bowler got his revenge in the next over by bowling him for an entertaining 71-ball 69.

Brathwaite, whose stand with Denesh Ramdin was worth 87, became the first West Indian since Darren Bravo in 2010 to score fifties in each of his first two Tests.

Most of the morning session was washed out and after there was time for Brathwaite to free his arms, the elements returned and play was abandoned for the day at 4.30pm.

West Indies, 2-0 down in the three-Test series, will resume day three on 248 for seven, weather permitting, with Ramdin unbeaten on 30 and Kemar Roach yet to get off the mark.  

Spectators pay tribute to the late Richie Benaud on another wet day at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Source: ECB

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