10 Nov 2013

New Zealand defend Fast5 title

9:43 pm on 10 November 2013

The New Zealand netballers have beaten Australia 56-27 to win the final of the Fast5 World Series at Auckland's Vector Arena.

Ahead by three points at half-time, the Fast5 Ferns shot an impressive 34 points in their double-point power play third quarter - including five six-pointers, two to Cathrine Latu and three to Maria Tutaia - then the Ferns held the Australians to just eight points in their power play final quarter.

Jamaica won the third place playoff from South Africa, while African minnows Malawi beat England in the fifth place playoff.