|2019 Netball World Cup on the BBC|
|Venue: Liverpool Arena Dates: 12-21 July|
|Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and app from 15 July; Follow daily live text commentaries online. Full details.|
Australia started their defence of the World Cup with a 88-24 rout of Northern Ireland at Liverpool Arena.
The champions and number one ranked team raced into a 24-7 lead at the end of the first quarter to set the pattern of a one-sided game.
Towering captain Caitlin Bassett was dominant in attack while the Diamonds defence also impressed.
NI lost skipper Caroline O’Hanlon to injury while their shooting accuracy was well below Australia.
More to follow….