Denesh Ramdin is unbeaten on  © Getty Images (File photo)
Denesh Ramdin is unbeaten on © Getty Images (File photo)

The final day of the series between Australia and West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will surely end in a draw as rain has been playing spoilsport throughout the match. The last two days have been completely washed out due to rain and more rains are forecast on the fifth day of the third Test. West Indies managed to reach 248 for 7 in their first innings. Kraigg Brathwaite opened the innings and top-scored with 85. His knock would have given him a great deal of confidence as he has been struggling throughout this series. There was some ebtertainment in the form of Carlos Brathwaite, who came in at No. 8 and smashed 69 off 71 deliveries before James Pattinson dismissed him. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 3rd Test at Sydney, Day 5

Nathan Lyon and Pattinson picked up two wickets each, with Steve O’Keefe and Josh Hazlewood chipping in with one apiece. Australia already lead the series 2-0 after winning the first Test at Hobart by an innings and 212 runs. They then followed it up with a crushing 177-run win in the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne. Australia’s top-order has fired extremely well throughout the series as a result of which their bowlers have have been under very less pressure in bowling their opposition out. West Indies have offered resistance in bits and pieces but have never really looked like threatening their opponents. READ: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16: Rain abandons Day 4 at Sydney

In the Sydney Test, West Indies had won the toss and elected to bat first. Both teams had made once change to their sides. West Indies got in Shai Hope in place of Rajendra Chandrika, whereas Australia went in with an extra spinner in Steve O’Keefe in place of fast bowler peter Siddle.

Brief Scores:

West Indies: 248 for 7 (Kraigg Brathwaite 85, Carlos Brathwaite 69; James Pattinson 2 for 67, Nathan Lyon 2 for 78) vs Australia.