Netball World Cup: England beaten by holders Australia
|Netball World Cup|
|Venue: Sydney Olympic Park, Australia Dates: 7-16 August|
|Coverage: Reports and reaction on BBC Sport website|
|Results and fixtures|
England fell to their first defeat of the Netball World Cup as they were beaten 51-41 by holders Australia.
Tracey Neville's side overcame Jamaica, Samoa and Scotland to progress to the second group stage as Pool B winners.
The Roses were only five goals down at half-time in Tuesday's game in Sydney, but 10-time winners Australia finished well to make sure of the victory.
England return to action on Wednesday against Wales, who lost 68-40 to South Africa earlier in the day.
The top two teams from each second-round pool progress to the semi-finals, which will be held on Saturday.
In the opposing pool, New Zealand beat Jamaica 55-48 while Malawi won 59-53 against Uganda.
Scotland drop into the second tier of eight, after finishing the third in their preliminary pool, and started their second round of fixtures with a 37-34 win over Barbados.
|The race for the semi-finals|
|Pool E||Pool F|
|*top two from each pool progress|
|1. New Zealand (2pts)||1. South Africa (2pts)|
|2. Malawi (2pts)||2. Australia (2pts)|
|3. Uganda (0 pts)||3. England (0pts)|
|4. Jamaica (0 pts)||4. Wales (0pts)|