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Commonwealth Games 2022 LIVE: England vs Australia netball

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Follow live coverage as the 2022 Commonwealth Games continues in Birmingham with 33 gold medals to be won.

England and Australia meet in a mouthwatering netball semi-final after the hosts thumped world champions New Zealand by 10 points to earn their place in the last four. Australia limped through to the knockout stages after a shock defeat to Jamaica, but England are all too aware that the Australians – still smarting from their last-gasp loss on the Gold Coast four years ago – will be licking their wounds.

England’s cricketers had designs on gold after trouncing New Zealand on Friday, but Harmanpreet Kaur’s India proved a step up too far with Smriti Mandhana’s 61 proving crucial in a four-run win in the semi-finals at Edgbaston. They’ll now play for bronze on Sunday.

Elsewhere, fresh from her victory in the women’s 10-metre platform final – watched by her TV star father Fred – 17-year-old Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix gets the chance to extend her dream Games debut in the women’s 10m synchro platform final on Saturday.

There are also medals to be won in athletics, lawn bowls and wrestling today. Follow all the action throughout the day:

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England lose to Australia in the netball semi-finals

Here’s the post-match reaction from Australia’s from Liz Watson who told the BBC: “I’m really really proud. We were disappointed with our match against Jamaica and England is one of the best teams in the world.

“We wanted to get that one so badly. We really tried to complement the strengths of our team.

“We can look back at that game [against Jamaica] and they are team that plays with belief and passion, and we need to cut that down. We like to play with flair and freedom.”

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Bello brothers go try to reach volleyball final

England’s Javier and Joaquin Bello are aiming to reach the gold medal match in the men’s beach volleyball and face Canada in the semi-final.

They’re playing brilliantly and have opened up a 17-11 lead in the first set.

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England lose to Australia in the netball semi-finals

A very good game ends on the side of the Australians with England now heading into the bronze medal play-off against World Champions, New Zealand.

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England eyeing ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ Commonwealth Games gold on home soil

England captain Hollie Pearne-Webb has urged her team-mates to seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to claim Commonwealth gold in front of a home crowd on Sunday.

The hosts will take on Australia in the showpiece match at the Birmingham 2022 Games after goalkeeper Maddie Hinch was again a penalty shoot-out hero in the semi-final win over New Zealand on Friday, making a series of saves as Izzy Petter and Hannah Martin converted their penalties to see England through and guarantee them at least a silver.

Hinch was the star of the Rio shoot-out six years ago as Great Britain secured Olympic gold with a victory over the Netherlands.

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England’s Commonwealth Games gold dreams ended by India

England’s dreams of a maiden Commonwealth Games cricket final against Australia were ended by an upset loss to India in the semi-finals.

Skipper Nat Sciver admitted that she had never even considered the possibility that England would not be going for gold, but it was her run-out that eventually swung this four-run defeat at Edgbaston.

Indian opener Smriti Mandhana laid the platform for India to make 164-5 from their 20 overs, England heading out to chase needing the highest successful chase in a women’s T20 international on these shores.

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England lose to Australia in the netball semi-finals

An incredible performance from the Aussies sees them guarantee a silver medal as they move into the final of the netball on Sunday.

They were clinical and ruthless, bowing England away with any opportunity they had through the match. England’s title defence comes to an end as England are beaten 51-60.

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England face Australia in netball semi-finals

There’s still loads to do as England can’t turn the ball around quickly enough. Five minutes to play and the seven-goal difference remains.

It’s a hugely uphill battle for the roses now.

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England face Australia in netball semi-finals

England have cut the deficit to seven with 11 minutes of the match to go. Now it’s down to six! 42-48.

It’s very tense inside as England look to draw level with Australia once more. A good attack from the Aussies sees them score and more back to seven in front.

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England face Australia in netball semi-finals

A steal for England right at the end of the third quarter cuts the gap to nine points ahead of the final 15 minutes. The roses still trail 36-45 and it’ll be an exceptional final quarter if they’re to win this game.

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