Malawi national netball team—the Queens – has trimmed to size the South African side thrashing them 61-37 for the once-off test as a curtain-raiser to the test between world champions Australia and world No 1 New Zealand in Perth, Australia.
The win will go some way to ensure Malawi to reclaim their ranking as the No 1 team in Africa. Currenlty Malawi Queens are sixth-ranked in the world while South Africa are fifth.
Malawi managed to avenge the World Championship defeat “on the back of an impressive performance from goal shooter Mwai Kumwenda”, according to a report in The Sydney Morning Herald.
Malawi was quick to take a 6-2 lead by the 11th minute mark, ending the first quarter 15-8 ahead.
The Queens went on to take a 32-16 half-time lead.
And after the win, Malawi Queens did their celebration with their popural comical boogie-woogie dance routine.
In the match between the world netball giants, brave second half comeback wasn’t enough for Australia to avoid a 49-48 defeat to New Zealand in the first game of their three-Test netball series.
New Zealand recovered from two goals down in the final quarter to defeat Australia 49-48.