Australia v West Indies, 3rd Test, Sydney, 3rd day January 5, 2016

Third day washed out in Sydney

West Indies 7 for 248 (Ramdin 30*, Roach 0*) v Australia
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

It was a frustrating day for fans and players © Getty Images

A draw in the third Test between Australia and West Indies at the SCG appears almost inevitable after the third day's play was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Persistent rain made it impossible for the players to take the field at all, making it just the third time in the past 20 years that a full day's play had been lost in a Test in Australia.

Only 68 balls had been bowled on the second day due to the wet weather, and rain also affected the first day's play. The forecast for the fourth day is for a shower or two, but there is unlikely to be enough rain to significantly affect the chances of play. West Indies will resume in their first innings at 7 for 248, having not yet faced a full day's allotment of overs.

Brydon Coverdale is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @brydoncoverdale

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