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Australia’s Diamonds impress again

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Australia maintained their winning start to the Vitality Netball World Cup this morning, while Northern Ireland’s Caroline O’Hanlon inspired her side to a first tournament win in what was her 100th international appearance.

Reigning champions Australia saw off a spirited Zimbabwe team – taking part in their first ever World Cup – 73-37, with Caitlin Bassett particularly impressive in the shooting circle.

After their heavy defeat to Australia yesterday, Northern Ireland bounced back by claiming their first victory of the tournament, beating Sri Lanka 67-50 in the other game in Group A. After her knock against the Diamonds, O’Hanlon returned to action to mark her 100th appearance for the Warriors with a victory.

Later on in the session, New Zealand and Malawi both recorded convincing wins in Group B.

The Silver Ferns maintained their impressive start to the tournament with a 78-25 win over Barbados, while Malawi recorded their second-highest goal tally in a single World Cup match, beating Singapore 87-38.

Results from all the session 3 matches:

Australia 73-37 Zimbabwe (Group A)
New Zealand 78-25 Barbados (Group B)
Northern Ireland 67-50 Sri Lanka (Group A)
Malawi 87-38 Singapore (Group B)

The latest preliminaries stage 1 group tables are available here.

Courtesy of Netball World Cup