An Australian development side has won the the five-Test women's softball series against New Zealand in Christchurch 4-1 after hard-fought victories in the last two matches.
The Aussie Spirit team won the first match 7-0 with New Zealand winning the second by the same margin.
The Australians won the next match 10-5 but the decider went to an eighth inning after there was no score at the end of the regulation seven.
The extra inning saw the Australians put on four runs with the White Sox scoring one.
The final game was just as tight with Aussie Spirit winning 3-2 .