Rain delays Edgbaston encounter

The third and final match of England's NatWest Twenty20 series with South Africa at Edgbaston has been delayed by rain.

In a summer programme frequently affected by adverse weather, it seemed vaguely fitting that the final fixture of the international season did not run smoothly, with an inspection due at the advertised start time of 6:30pm.

England need victory to square the series against the Proteas after slipping to a seven-wicket defeat at Durham and a washout in Lancashire.