Malawi Queens beat South Africa to claim 5th place: Commonwealth games

Malawi Queens maintained their fifth position at the Commonwealth Games after beating their bitter continental rivals South Africa 53-45.

The Queens registered one of the biggest wins over their African rivals recently having taken the lead throughout the game.

They won first quarter 13-11, second quarter 28-19 by half time.

 Malawi's ladies netball team celebrate their victory over South Africa by performing press-ups on the court.

Malawi’s ladies netball team celebrate their victory over South Africa by performing press-ups on the court.

In the third quarter,  South Africa’s Proteas made some changes and it paid as they threatened Malawi but only managed to slow down the Queens who won 39-34.

Malawi picked up from the third quarter and pilled more pressure on South Africa in the last quarter to finish stongly 53-45.

During the game Malawi opened up to 12-basket margin with New Zeland based Mwawi Kumwenda and Sindi Simtowe taking turns to score while Towera Vinkhumbo, who has come of age combined gallantly with seasoned captain Caroline Mtukule Ngwira in defence.

Malawi maintained their fifth position after beating South Africa at the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games in India 47-59.

The Queens wrapped up the games in style after winning four matches against Northern Ireland, St Lucia, Scotland and lost to New Zealand and Jamaica in Pool A group matches.

On Saturday New Zealand face England while Australia date Jamaiza in the semifinals of the netball competition.

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