West Indies batsman Carlos Brathwaite (R) and Denesh Ramdin (3rd R) leave the field with Australian players as rain delays play on the second day of the third cricket Test match in Sydney on January 4, 2016.   AFP PHOTO / William WEST   --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO COMMERCIAL USE--
West Indies batsman Carlos Brathwaite (R) and Denesh Ramdin (3rd R) leave the field with Australian players as rain delays play on the second day of the third cricket Test match in Sydney on January 4, 2016. AFP PHOTO / William WEST --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO COMMERCIAL USE--

Sydney: Repeated rain delays restricted play to only four overs before lunch on the second day of the third Test between Australia and the West Indies in Sydney on Monday.

As lunch was taken, after the West Indies had advanced their first innings total to 216 for six, large covers protected the pitch and surrounds.

Denesh Ramdin was on 24 and Carlos Brathwaite had 43 as the West Indies, 2-0 down in the three-Test series, added nine to their overnight score without further loss. All-rounder Brathwaite, who scored 59 on his debut in the second Test in Melbourne, provided one of the few highlights with a swept four off Nathan Lyon.

Only three balls were bowled before rain sent the players from the field following a delayed start. Play then resumed after an 80-minute stoppage but the players again were forced off the field after just eight minutes. The forecast was for more rain.

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