30 Jul 2009

Rain threatens third Ashes test

5:47 pm on 30 July 2009

Rain in Birmingham is threatening to foil Australia's hopes of hitting back in the Ashes cricket test against England at Edgbaston.

Australia is one nil down in the five match series

The ground was waterlogged overnight with more rain forecast ahead of tonights start.

Australian captain Ricky Ponting says despite the wet conditions the pitch is in reasonable shape.