Australia reclaimed the Netball World Cup after defeating England 61-45 in the final at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Sunday. That saw the Diamonds lifting the trophy for a record-extending 12th time. It was presented by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Having lost out to New Zealand by just one goal in the last Netball World Cup final four years ago, Australia ensured there would be no repeat scenario.  

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England were playing in their first-ever Netball World Cup final. They qualified after beating defending champions New Zealand in the semifinal while the Australians were contesting their ninth consecutive gold-medal match. They have never finished lower than second in the tournament’s 60-year history.

Netball World Cup final takes center stage
Australia reclaimed the Netball World Cup

Earlier, Jamaica defeated New Zealand for the second time in a matter of days to secure their first podium place since 2007.


Hosts South Africa played Uganda in an all-African showdown for fifth place. ‘She Cranes’ dethroned the South Africans as the top side in Africa. They secured the fifth spot with a 49-47 victory.