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Live Reporting

By Denise Evans

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    FT: South Africa 47-58 England

    England head into the semi-finals unbeaten and on the back of a ruthless performance.

    They''ll be looking to slice open those Kiwis.

    South Africa, who seemed to really miss influential captain and centre Bongi Msomi who went off injured in the first half, now have a day off on Friday to regroup before facing the defending champions for a place in the final.

    As sport goes, that was wonderful. It had it all. Heart, passion, flair, skill, individual brilliance and tension.

    Bring on the semi-finals for more of the same!

    See you then.

    England netball
  2. 'We had a feeling it was going to be a good day'

    FT: South Africa 47-58 England

    England goal shooter, Jo Harten: "I think we had a feeling it was going to be a good day before we went on the court. We wanted to stamp our authority early and we did. That was probably one of our partnership and best team performances in a few years. I am loving playing out there."

    On playing New Zealand in the semi-final:

    "All we can say is bring it on. We know we have to beat the top teams to lift the trophy. We will do our homework, analyse their defence over the rest day and try and beat them. All we can do is our best."

  3. Get Involved

    #BBCNetball or changethegame

    Nikki Parsons: Another excellent game from #England #NetballWorldCup false#bbcnetball

    Laura White: @serenabob Jeez you took a bashing tonight but fair play. You were going all out for your team and country. Well done. You guys are awesome. Good luck in the semis! #Thisisnetball #changethegame #englandroses

  4. WATCH: 'What a pass' - Clarke finds Dunn with superb pass

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    Video caption: 'What a pass' - Clarke finds Dunn with superb pass
  5. 'It was a wake-up call'

    FT: South Africa 47-58 England

    South Africa coach Norma Plummer: "England were on the money, it was pretty obvious. We were nervous as this is the first time we've been here in 25 years. It's made us realise the next two games you have to go in and handle the pressure.

    "They were all nervous. You don't process things when you're nervous and things go past you. It's a real wake up call that you've got to be able to handle it.

    "Australia were lucky to not draw with New Zealand so it's all there to play for."

  6. 'Our attackers utilised the fact that they were not playing their best'

    FT: South Africa 47-58 England

    England coach Tracy Neville: "I think one of the things we wanted to do was work on the plays we have trying to do throughout the tournament. I told the players to go out and have a crack at it and enjoy it and we did that.

    "I love how South Africa play, that game was about who mentally and physically had it and we were the better side today. They have world class defenders and I think our attackers utilised the fact that they were not playing their best.

    "With this team nothing is ever perfect and I don’t think we ever will be but we go out there to enjoy it and we want to win every game."

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    Video caption: Tracey Neville praises 'clinical' England
  7. Who do England face in the semi-finals?

    FT: South Africa 47-58 England

    With Australia narrowly beating New Zealand 50-49 earlier today, England are one step closer to knowing their semi-final opponents.

    England's victory over South Africa means they will take on the Silver Ferns in the semi-final on Saturday (15:00 BST).

    The Proteas will play Australia (Saturday 11:15 BST).

    Helen Housby
  8. 'We're not scared of anyone' - Housby

    FT: South Africa 47-58 England

    England shooter Helen Housby:

    "We're very satisfied. It's nice to keep wins going. South Africa are quality and we knew we had to play at our best. We started strong and didn't look back."

    On shooting partner Jo Harten

    "Jo is phenomenal, amazing on and off the court.

    "She killed it tonight."

    On facing the Silver ferns in the next round:

    "New Zealand are a huge force in netball but we're not scared of anyone."

    Helen Housby and Jo Harten
  9. WATCH: Harten finds Housby with a 'lovely' fake pass

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    Video caption: Harten finds Housby with a 'lovely' fake pass
  10. Get involved

    #bbcnetball #changethegame

    Meg: I haven't watched netball since I stopped playing as a teen due to injury, but seeing the Roses in this #NWC2019 makes me wish I could play again.

    Kay Dekker: Just an FYI - England are in the SEMI FINALS of the #NetballWorldCup against NZ. Get behind them, watch it on the BBC, get women’s sport back in the limelight.

  11. WATCH: Harten scores her 11th goal of the game

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    Video caption: Harten scores her 11th goal of the game
  12. Full-time - England win!

    FT: South Africa 47-58 England

    England finish the prelims in some style.

    Clinical. South Africa were blown away for large periods of that game.

    The Proteas had pockets of brilliance but now face the imposing prospect of playing Australia for a place in the final.

    Ultimately, everyone came to the party in Liverpool tonight, but it's the Roses who will be going home with the party bags, balloons, pass the parcel prizes and cake.

  13. Post update

    Q4: South Africa 45-55 England

    Less than two minutes to play.

    Rachel Dunn sinks her second attempt.

  14. Post update

    Q4: South Africa 44-55 England

    STOP IT JADE CLARKE.

    The 35-year-old launches a superb pass in to her Wasps team-mate Rachel Dunn, who turns and scores.

    I don't think they care about losing this quarter to be honest with you.

    The crowd certainly doesn't.

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    Video caption: 'What a pass' - Clarke finds Dunn with superb pass
  15. Post update

    Q4: South Africa 42-53 England

    Fran Williams is straight into the thick of it with an intercept.

    The umpire apologises for blowing her whistle prematurely.

    Three minutes to go.

    England heading for their first quarter defeat in this world cup.

  16. Post update

    Q4; South Africa 41-53 England

    Shadine Van Der Merwe doesn't quite pull off a signature move in the centre court and England score form it.

    Wasps defender Fran Williams enters the fray in place of Eboni Usuro-Brown.

    And Rachel Dunn comes on for the mighty Jo Harten moments later.

  17. Post update

    Q4: South Africa 39-52 England

    A quickfire passing exchange between Jo Harten and Nat Haythornthwaite occurs before Jo Harten switches to Helen Housby.

    She has time to pass and watch her shooting part swoosh the ball in.

    Ruthless. Utterly ruthless.

  18. Get Involved

    #BBCNetball or changethegame

    Sam Davis: Absolutely mad skills at #NWC19 these girls are on c'mon ladies! @EnglandNetball #ChangeTheGame

    Thando Khumolo: Jo Harten is world class

  19. Post update

    Q4: South Africa 37-50 England

    Serena Guthrie is coming off and she gets a huge roar.

    Nat Panagarry is on in her place. Her first pass safely lands in Nat Haythorthwaite's hands. England score.

  20. Post update

    Q4: South Africa 36-48 England

    Jo Harten comes out of the safety of the D, bringing her defender with her.

    It doens't pay off as South Africa get the ball. Jade Clarke tries to close the attack down but the Proteas score.