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England are set to take on Australia in the Netball World Cup final as they aim to become the only nation other than Australia or New Zealand to lift the trophy in the modern era.
England will be full of confidence after securing wins against both Australia and now New Zealand for the first time at a World Cup, having beaten the former 56-55 in the group stages on Thursday.
Their semi-final against the Silver Ferns hung in the balance going into the final quarter with the scores locked at 32-32. The decisive moment came with four minutes remaining with England 41-40 ahead when Fran Williams made a brilliant clean intercept to help the Roses extend their lead and see out a 46-40 win.
Australia have won the World Cup a record 11 times and reached the final after beating Jamaica 57-54.
Follow live updates of the Netball World Cup final below:
Netball World Cup Live
In the final, England take on a familiar foe in the form of Australia. The Roses defeated the Diamonds for the first time in the World Cup earlier this week in the group stages but must do so again in the final if they are to claim their first-ever World Cup triumph.
Here is a recap of how that famous victory went down:
England fight back to finally claim Netball World Cup win over Australia
Fran Williams’ crucial interception in the dying seconds earned an historic 56-55 triumph.
Netball World Cup Live
Here are the all key details ahead of the final:
When is the Netball World Cup final?
England play Australia in the Netball World Cup final at 5pm on Sunday 6 August.
How can I watch it?
It will be shown live on the BBC, with coverage starting on BBC Two and the BBC iPlayer at 4:45pm BST.
Hello and welcome
Welcome along to The Independent’s live coverage of the Netball World Cup final between England and Australia. The Roses are aiming to win the tournament for the first time in their history having beaten defending champions New Zealand in the semi-finals.
England beat Australia for the first time in a World Cup earlier in the tournament’s group stages but face a tough task again against the Diamonds who have won the tournament a record 11 times.
Stay tuned for all the build-up ahead of the 5pm start!
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