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Australia set up netball series decider against England

Australia's Madison Browne tries to get the ball away
Madison Browne tries to get the ball away past England's Sara Bayman

Australia's netball team bounced back from Friday's loss to England to claim a 53-48 win and set up a series decider at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday.

After claiming a 41-40 win over the Diamonds in Liverpool on Friday, English confidence was high.

They clawed back a 13-7 deficit at the end of the first quarter to trail 24-23 by half-time in Nottingham.

But Australia edged ahead 39-34 going into the fourth quarter and ran out 53-48 winners.

Pam Cookey netted 23 goals from 24 attempts for the home side but Madison Browne was outstanding at wing-attack for the Diamonds and caused all sorts of problems for the England defence.

England committed a string of handling errors and there was a lack of communication between the players as balls failed to go to hand and disappeared out of court.

England tried to double-mark Browne but she proved too strong and was named player of the match for her efforts.

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