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Netball World Cup

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Photo: Jamaican goal attack Shanice Beckford in full flight. Looking on is centre Paula Thompson. (file photo)

Heavy favourites Jamaica struggled to get past underdogs Malawi in their final second round match on Thursday night (local time) edging the contest 62-61 to set up a semi-final matchup with hosts Australia.

The Sunshine Girls seemed to be in control of the game up to the half time break winning the first quarter 19-13 and the second quarter 19-16 for a first half lead of 38-29.

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Photo: Sunshine Girls huddle (file photo)

Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls succumbed to tournament favourites, the New Zealand Silver Ferns 55-48 on Tuesday, as action got underway in the second round of the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia.

Jamaica held a vital three goal half time lead at 27-24 but was unable to resist the second half onslaught of the former champs in a fiercely contested match.

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Photo: Sunshine Girls -(File photo)

Jamaica rebounded from a gut wrenching loss to rivals England when they stopped Scotland 71-24 on Monday, while shooting at an unerring accuracy of 93% in a totally dominating performance.

Jhaniele Fowler-Reid (59/62) set the tone on offence in the first quarter as she hit all 13 goals from 13 attempts as the Sunshine Girls led 13-6 at the first break on the back of 100% accuracy.

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Photo: Sunshine Girl Shanice Beckford goes high to catch a ball during game two of three game series against Barbados. Beckford is a part of the twelve member squad selected for the Netball World Cup in Australia in August. Centre Paula Thompson looks on.

Kingston, Jamaica: Netball Jamaica is proud to announce the Sunshine Girls team to the Netball World Cup to be staged in Sydney, Australia from August 7th to 16th, 2015.