Good Morning! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day Five of the match between Australia and West Indies at Sydney which has been badly affected by rain. I am Pramod Ananth, along with Sakshi Gupta and we will bring you live updates of the day’s play. Day Three and Four have been completely washed out and there is very less chance of play happening even on Day Five. West Indies managed to reach 248 for 7 in 86.2 Overs and it seems highly unlikely that they will be able to add further runs on the final day of the Test as rain might yet again play spoilsport. Kraigg Brathwaite scored a brilliant 85 opening the innings and Carlos Brathwaite entertained everyone with 71-ball 69. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 3rd Test at Sydney, Day 5

Live Cricket Score Australia 176/2d | Overs 38 | Trail 154 | BATTING: David Warner 122(103), Peter Nevill 7(21): Steven Smith finally is seen, not walking in though. He signals Warner and Nevill to walk back, it’s all over at SCG! The 3rd Test at Sydney ends in draw, with Australia winning the 3-match Frank Worrell Trophy by winning the Hobart and Melbourne Tests. Players shake hands, this ends the struggling tour of West Indies. They will be glad to fly back after a tough month. Meanwhile Warner bags the man of the match award for an unbeaten 12 off just 103 deliveries. 


If you missed the play before Tea, here is our report: Australia take Tea at 126-1 on Day 5 of 3rd Test vs West Indies at Sydney


Live Cricket Score Australia 166/2 | Overs 34 | Trail 164 | BATTING: David Warner 114(94), Peter Nevill 5(6): 11 runs off the 32nd over, Australia continue o run over the Winides. However, spinner Warrican brought slight joy in the team by dismissing Mitchell Marsh. His struggle ended when Warrican tossed it outside off, while Marsh looked to sweep it, he only managed a top-edge that flew into the hands of Blackwood in the first slip. Still no Steven Smith, wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Nevill is next batsman in. OUT! Mitchell Marsh 21(63) c Jermaine Blackwood b Jomel Warrican

Live Cricket Score Australia 144/1 | Overs 28 | Trail 186 | BATTING: David Warner 102(82), Micthell Marsh 16(45):Play resumes at Sydney, and Warner finishes the unfinished business bringing up his 16th Test century. He needed only 84 balls to get to the feat, taking full advantage of batting pitches. The West Indians seem to have no answer to his innings, that includes 10 fours and two sixes so far. He took a three runs to get to his century. Out of 144 runs, 100 belongs to Warner, this shows his sheer dominace here. The camera shows Warner’s one-year-old daughter Ivy Mae cheering for her daddy in the stands. Excellent effort, daddy cool!

Live Cricket Score Australia 126/1 | Overs 23.5 | Trail 204 | BATTING: David Warner 90(72), Mitchell Marsh 10(30): Rain strikes again at Sydney, Tea has been taken on Day 5 of the 3rd and the final Test of the Frank Worrell Trophy 2015-16. While Marsh is slowly settling down, Warner still hasn’t dropped the momentum. Rain has denied Warner yet another record. Had it not rained, Warner had a great chance to become the first Australian to score a century in a session since Warner again. He previously did that against India in 2012.

Rains stop after a 5-minute break! 

Live Cricket Score Australia 109/1 | Overs 17 | Trail 221 | BATTING: David Warner 76(58), Mitchell Marsh 7(3): Rain is back in Sydney, players have walked off the field. Just before the break, Joe Burns was dismissed, leaving Australia at 100/1 in 16 overs. Warrican finally made the breakthrough on the last delivery of his 4th over. Burns was just seen to catch up with Warner’s pace, was getting boundaries once in a while. He smashed the spinner for a four three deliveries earlier. As he went on to try repeat it, he only managed it till mid-on where Kemar Roach made no mistake in catching it. OUT! Joe Burns c Kemar Roach b Warrican 26(41)

Live Cricket Score Australia 75/0 | Overs 12 | Trail 255 | BATTING: David Warner 59(45), Joe Burns 16(27): SIX! And that brings up half-century for Warner. 9 fours and a six, he kust needed 42 balls for reaching his first 50. He wants to play a reverse shot, but eventually settled by defending it towards the short leg. BANG, SIX again! This time, the explosive opener goes low, takes full advantage of the full toss from Warrican, swept it over deep mid-wicket for a hugeeeee six. Bringing in spinners for Warner is definitely not a great idea at the moment.

Live Cricket Score Australia 59/0 | Overs 11 | Trail 271 | BATTING: David Warner 43(38), Joe Burns 16(27): Australia reach their first fifty in no time, meaning it is 50 partnership Up between these two for the first wicket. Warner and Burns continue their excellent starts for their side. Warner is the one here who is seen taking the charge, a couple of runs away from a half-century. His innings so far is inclusive of seven boundaries already. Roach went above 140kmph, Warner is clever enough to find a gap, punches it between covers and mid-off. Good effort from the fielder, saving a run fro West Indies. 3 runs off the lats delivery, Warner keeps strike for the next over.

Live Cricket Score Australia 12/0 | Overs 2 | Trail 318 | BATTING: David Warner 11(8), Joe Burns 1(4): David Warner has started to attack the West Indian bowlers from ball No.1, with a boundary in the very second ball of Australia’s innings towards the cover-point. 10 runs off the first over for Australia, Warner playing all the six deliveries. A dot ball on the last ball of the first over, means Burns gets to face his first ball in the second over. Meanwhile, Jerome Taylor and skipper Jason Holder have opened bowling for West Indies from both ends.


 LUNCH REPORT: West Indies bowled out for 330 at lunch of Day 5 of 3rd Test vs Australia at Sydney


Live Cricket Score West Indies 330 |Overs 112.1| BATTING: Jomel Warrican 21 (29) All over! West Indies have been bowled out for 330. Lunch has been taken at Sydney. Will be exciting to see Australia’s approach after the break here. OUT! Jerome Taylor c Lyon b O’Keefe 13 (27)

Live Cricket Score West Indies 321/9 |Overs 111| BATTING: Jomel Warrican 17 (27), Jerome Taylor 8 (22): West Indies have lost a couple of quick wickets. Roach and Ramdin, who put on 50 for the eighth wicket fell one after another. Ramdin scored his second consecutive fifty. The last wicket pair of Taylor and Warrican are frustrating the Australians at the moment. OUT! Denesh Ramdin c Smith b O’Keefe 62 (151), Kemar Roach c Burns b Lyon 15 (52)

Live Cricket Score West Indies 296/7 |Overs 102| BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 62 (147), Kemar Roach 15 (51): Australia are getting through their overs very quickly with two spinners bowling in tandem. Ramdin in the meantime has reached his second half-century of the series. roach is supporting him well at the other end. They will look to score some quick runs before they get a chance to declare,

Live Cricket Score West Indies 271/7 |Overs 93| BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 45 (125), Kemar Roach 7 (19): West Indies ticking along well. Ramdin is particularly looking in good nick, but there was a close LBW appeal against him, which was turned down even after Smith took a review. West Indies have shown a little bit of urgency so far, especially from Ramdin

News just coming in: Rajendra Chandrika’s father Baljit passes away. West Indies players wearing black armbands as mark of respect!

Live Cricket Score West Indies 253/7 |Overs 88| BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 34 (109), Kemar Roach 1 (5): Finally some action in this Test match after over two days were washed out. 250 comes out for the West Indies and they will look to get as many runs as possible in the first hal hour of the day.

Great news! Pay will start at 6.15 AM IST. Both teams currently warming up ahead of the start of play

 

Inspection at 5.30 AM IST. Stay tuned for more updates!

Thee sun is out and we might get some action after all. Fingers crossed!

 

Good News! We might get some play after all.

 

James Pattinson and Nathan Lyon picked up two wickets apiece with Josh Hazlewood and Steve O’Keefe chipping in with one wicket each. Australia already lead the series 2-0 and with this Test heading towards a draw, it seems like the scoreline will not change. Australia have been dominant throughout the series and will walk away with a series win deservedly. READ: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16: Rain abandons Day 4 at Sydney

Australia won the first Test by an innings and 212 runs. Adam Voges scored an unbeaten 269 and Shaun Marsh, justified his place in the side with 182, to help Australia pile on 583 in their first innings. They did not have to bat again as West Indies were bowled out for 223 and 148 in their two innings. The second Test was no different as Australia once again piled on 551 runs in their first innings. Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith and Adam Voges hit centuries this time.

West Indies once again folded easily and managed to put up just  in their first innings. Australia then set West Indies a target of  to chase in the second innings and the visitors fell 177 runs short of their target.

Teams:

Australia: Steven Smith (c), David Warner, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja,  Adam Voges, Mitch Marsh, Peter Nevill, Steve O’Keefe, James Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.

West Indies: Jason Holder (c) ,Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Dinesh Ramdin, Carlos Brathwaite, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Jomel Warrican.

Catch ball-by-ball action of Day 5 of the third Test between Australia and West Indies here