Commonwealth Games: Jamaica dominates New Zealand for first major final | Netball news

The Sunshine Girls continued their outstanding run with a 67-51 win over New Zealand; it follows their recent victory over Australia and means they will play in a grand final for the first time on Sunday; England and Australia take to the court for the second semi-final at 2.30pm

Last updated: 06/08/22 10:29 AM

Jamaica qualified for the gold medal for the first time in its history

Jamaica qualified for the gold medal for the first time in its history

Jamaica will play in a Commonwealth Games final for the first time in their history after a record 67-51 victory over New Zealand in the semi-final on Saturday.

The outfit followed up their outstanding final win over Australia with another clinical performance in the semi-final.

Jamaica dominated defensively from the start and held a 36-22 halftime lead over the Silver Ferns. Shamera Sterling and Latanya Wilson set the tone in the circle, and Jodi-Ann Ward and Nicole Dixon-Rochester complement them.

Captain Janiele Fowler made 54 of her 54 field goal attempts before being rested in the final minutes and the entire squad will now be watching closely for the second semi-final at 2:30 p.m.

England take to the court for a rematch of the 2018 final and need to beat Australia to ensure they are the ones to face Jamaica in Sunday’s goal medal match.

More to follow…

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