England suffered an agonising 49-48 loss to world champions Australia, who top Pool B after an epic netball clash.
England, who won their first series against
were 16-10 ahead after the opening quarter.
Australia took the second to trail only 27-26 at half-time but England’s lead increased as they won the third 12-10.
The lead frequently changed in a tense finale and Australia sealed the winning point with only seconds left. England next play South Africa on Sunday.
The top two from each pool progress to the semi-finals and were England to finish second they would be likely to play New Zealand, who have won the last two Commonwealth Games tournaments.