Birmingham - Rain delayed the start of the third one-day international between England and Australia at Edgbaston here Wednesday.
umpires held an inspection at 15:00 (SA time), the scheduled
start time, when, after a dry spell, fresh rain started to fall.
minimum of 20 overs per side are required in order to constitute a
match and the latest time such a match can start is at 20:17 (SA time).
Victory for England would give them an unassailable 3-0 lead in
this five-match series after 15-run and six-wicket wins at Lord's and
The Oval respectively.
And a 5-0 clean sweep would see England
replace Australia at the head of the 50-over world rankings and so top
the standings in all three formats.