10 Oct 2009

Silver Ferns beat Malawi in game one at World Series

8:15 am on 10 October 2009

The New Zealand netball team has beaten Malawi 27-22 in their opening match at the World Series in England.

The Series features the world's top six teams competing to a set of new netball rules known as fast-net.

Each game is played over four six minute quarters with teams claiming double points for any goals shot from outside the circle.

Each team can also elect one quarter as a power play, during which time any goals scored will be doubled.