The hosts trail 1-0, after defeat at Emirates Old Trafford and a washed-out opener in Leeds, in the five-match one-day international series. The tourists therefore remain in pole position to end their disappointing summer on a more encouraging note.
Only 15.1 overs were possible in Birmingham - England stumbled to 59 for three - before bad weather prevented any further play.
What little cricket there was contained some hapless performances by England's batsmen. Kevin Pietersen was especially culpable, calling for a run-that-wasn't from the non-striker's end, leaving Michael Carberry stranded and with no option but to sacrifice himself for the senior player. Pietersen's shot to get out wasn't clever, either, bounced by the again-impressive Mitchell Johnson.
The poorest shot of the day, though, was played by Joe Root, who spooned a simple return catch straight back to Adam Voges.