The first day’s play between Australia and West Indies at Sydney was marred by poor weather as rain played spoilsport. Despite the rain delay, the game went on as the visitors won the toss and elected to bat on a flat Sydney wicket. Talented opener Kraigg Brathwaite continued his good run as he played beautifully to resist for the visitors. Darren Bravo looked solid before he was dismissed for 33 by Pattinson. Marlon Samuels once again disappointed as he was run out for 4.
Twitter reacted to the rain marred day, and below, are some of the tweets.
Last time Australia played 2 front line spinners in a Test match: at Dubai Oct 2014. Played Lyon & O’Keefe. And lost by 221 runs! #AusvWI
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 3, 2016
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) January 3, 2016
#AUSvWI Still raining in Sydney. Hopefully the rain passes soon and we can get back out in the middle.
— westindies (@westindies) January 3, 2016
Clarke, being more insightful as a commentator in one sentence than Brayshaw has in his entire career. #AUSvWI
— Steven Mudge (@ShortFirstSlip) January 3, 2016
— Cricket Insiders (@CricketInsiders) January 3, 2016
O’Keefe is a spinner right? They look to be going pretty bloody straight to me…. #AUSvWI
— Cam Brown (@needmorehops) January 3, 2016
The extra moisture after the rain might help Australian pacers. I guess the innings will turnaround in first 45 mins. #AUSvWI
— Rizwan (@Rizwann619) January 3, 2016
Kraigg Brathwaite is now the leading run scorer in Test matches in 2016 #AUSvWI
— Abhishek (@absycric) January 3, 2016
Skies OK right now. Looks like play is about to interrupt the rain again #AUSvWI
— Anthony Sharwood (@antsharwood) January 3, 2016