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Rain spoils NZ in 3rd Test

Sunday, June 29, 2014

CRIK:WELLINGTON, June 28 AAP - The Black Caps toiled hard for little reward after persistent rain prevented play for most of the afternoon on Friday's second day of the third Test against the West Indies in Bridgetown, Barbados.

The home team made steady inroads early on into New Zealand's first innings total of 293 but, with only 5.2 overs possible after lunch, were left sitting on 2-169 when play was abandoned for the day.

Resuming on 0-32, the West Indies added 127 runs before lunch as openers Chris Gayle and Kraigg Brathwaite constructed a handy opening stand of 79.

Gayle was the first to go, lofting offspinner Mark Craig to Hamish Rutherford at long-on for 42.

Brathwaite, who impressed with 129 in the second Test to record his maiden Test century, added another 74 for the second wicket with Kirk Edwards.

He was gone two overs before lunch, mistiming Neil Wagner and chipping a drive to short cover for Tim Southee to take a sharp diving catch.

Brathwaite's 68 included 10 boundaries, and was his fifth Test half-century.

Edwards remained unbeaten on a well-paced 42 off 64 balls, with Darren Bravo solid on eight at the other end.

Play is scheduled to begin half-an-hour early on day three, but chances of a result are looking unlikely with more rain forecast.

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