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Netball World Cup 2019 : New Zealand Stun Australia By One Goal To Win Title

New Zealand stunned holders and 11-time Champions Australia to win the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool.

The final was tense throughout and came down to the dying seconds and just one goal, as the kiwis prevailed 52-51.

In a final that was evenly poised at half-time, New Zealand came out firing in the third quarter as they powered into a seven-goal lead.

Australia brought the score back to that margin in the fourth quarter but then they wilted under the pressure.

With three minutes remaining, a mistake between the usually reliable shooter Caitlin Bassett and Wing attack Kelsey Browne left the diamonds flustered and New Zealand secured the turnover.

The Silver ferns held their nerve and ran the clock down to snatch the trophy from their long-time rivals.