Monday, June 8, 1998 Published at 10:55 GMT 11:55 UK
Test threatened by wash-out
Covers on: Edgbaston under a cloud
Rain has delayed the start of play on the final day of the First Test between England and South Africa at Edgbaston.
It could lead to the game being abandoned.
Heavy showers are sweeping east across the UK and are expected to settle over the ground for most of the day.
England are holed up in the pavilion with a comfortable 289 run lead from the fourth day's play.
However, they did not have it all their own way on Sunday
South Africa skittled through the England order in their attempt to stop the home side building a large lead for the final day.
Lance Klusener made the breakthrough, first bowling Graham Thorpe for 43, and then doing exactly the same to Mike Atherton, who had scored the same.
Mark Ramprakash, Mark Ealham, and Dominic Cork followed them back to the pavilion in the space of three runs.
He got on top of the bowling, despite taking a painful blow on the hand from Shaun Pollock.
His confidence seemed to help Michael Atherton, who had been batting tentatively until Thorpe's arrival.
Mark Ramprakash and Mark Ealham took up where they left off, with Ramprakash hitting a six over long on.
The Middlesex man did not depart immediately, as it was not clear whether Kallis had got the ball before it hit the ground. TV replays were consulted and Ramprakash was given out.
Ealham departed almost immediately, caught in the deep by Pollock off Klusener's bowling.
The balance of play in England's innings had swung backwards and forwards as the home side batted adventurously, looking for enough runs to give them the chance of victory.
Stewart, though, played a captain's innings and scoring a quick 28, including some fine shots, before he was clean bowled by Donald.
The ball kept low but it looked as though the England captain was attempting to out think the bowler and got it wrong.
Early on Sunday England looked like they would make South Africa follow-on. But a stubborn seventh-wicket partnership between Jonty Rhodes and Lance Klusener saw South Africa make England bat again.
The pair put on 104 scoring freely with some fluent stroke-play.
Dominic Cork ended South Africa's innings with a fine instinctive catch to dismiss Donald off his own bowling.
England 1st innings
South Africa 1st innings
FoW: 1-6, 2-38, 3-119, 4-125, 5-191, 6-211, 7-224, 8-328, 9-328
Bowling: Fraser 34-6-104-4, Cork 32.3-7-93-4, Ealham 23-8-55-1, Croft 27-3-85-0, Butcher 1-0-2-0.
England 2nd innings
Total: 170 for 8
To bat: D Gough, A Fraser.
FoW: 1-24, 2-31, 3-80, 4-148, 5-153, 6-167, 7-167, 8-170.
Bowling: Donald 10-0-48-2, Pollock 12-2-43-1, Klusener 11-4-23-3, Adams 12.1-3-36-2.