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England reach World Cup semi-finals


14 August 2015 Last updated at 13:02

Netball World Cup 2015

Venue: Sydney Olympic Park, Australia. Dates: 7-16 August.

Live updates, reports and reaction on BBC Sport website.

Results and fixtures

England beat South Africa 62-46 to book their place in the Netball World Cup semi-finals in Sydney.

Tracey Neville’s team progress as Pool F runners-up, with two wins from three games, and will face four-time winners New Zealand on Saturday (03:20 BST).

The Roses opened up a 10-point half-time lead against world number five South Africa and although the Proteas improved, England prevailed.

Holders Australia
beat Wales 89-24 to earn a semi-final with Jamaica.

Wales came through the preliminary stages of the competition unbeaten but lost all three games in the second round to finish bottom.

They will now filter into the placing matches, alongside Scotland.

Jamaica edged a 63-62 win against Malawi to qualify as Pool E runners up, while New Zealand,
currently unbeaten in the competition, overcame Uganda
76-33 to progress as group winners.

Final qualifying standings

Pool E Pool F

*Top two from each pool progress to semi-finals

1. New Zealand – 6pts

1. Australia – 6pts

2. Jamaica – 4pts

2. England – 4pts

3. Malawi – 2pts

3. South Africa – 2pts

4. Uganda – 0pts

4. Wales – 0pts