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England sweep world champion Diamonds

Published: 11:02AM Sunday January 27, 2013 Source: AAP

Australia's netball team has suffered a 0-3 Test series defeat against England, after going down by seven goals in the final match in Birmingham.

The Diamonds started strongly, but the home side rallied and then overran the world champions in the second half to win 58-51.

Australia's earlier losses were 53-58 in Bath and 49-51 at Wembley. The Diamonds have only twice before lost every match in a series, the most recent in 2004 at the hands of arch rivals New Zealand.

Before this week Australia had only ever lost two Test matches to England.

"I'm so so happy," England captain Pamela Cookey told Sky Sports after the final buzzer. "We dug deep today and I'm so proud of the girls."