The Australian Netball Team has survived a scare from England, 49-48, to make it two wins from two games at the 2014 Commonwealth Games campaign on Saturday night in Glasgow.
England dominated the opening quarter to lead by six before some personnel changes and more settled play from the Aussies allowed them to fight back to within one goal at halftime.
England led by three goals heading into the final quarter but the Australians were not going down without a fight and soon leveled.
It was a tense final quarter but Caitlin Bassett put Australia ahead by one goal with 13 seconds remaining and with an Australian centre pass to come, only a catastrophe could steal the win from the green and gold.
Full details of the game will be available on the Netball Australia website.
It is the first loss of the tournament for England and 2015 NSW Swifts recruit Jade Clarke in her 100th game for her country, after defeating Wales on Friday.
The Australians are on court again tomorrow night, taking on Barbados at 8:30pm AEST (Sunday 27 July).
Australia’s Commonwealth Games Schedule*:
Thursday 24 July: Australia 63 def Wales 36 @ 10:30pm
Saturday 26 July: Australia 49 def England 48 @ 6:30pm
Sunday 27 July: Australia v Barbados @ 8:30pm
Monday 28 July: Australia v Trinidad & Tobago @ 8:30pm Wednesday 30 July: Australia v South Africa @ 6:30pm
Classification Matches: Thursday 31 July & Friday 1 August
Semi Finals: Saturday 2 August (7:00pm & 9:30pm)
Bronze Medal Match: Sunday 3 August @ 7:00pm
Gold medal Match: Sunday 3 August @ 9:30pm *all times AEST The XX Commonwealth Games will be broadcast by Channel 10, OneHD and Tenplay. Please check local guides for broadcast schedules.
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