The New Zealand women's hockey team have beaten Malaysia 5-2 in Taranaki to win their five match series with a game to spare.
Phoebe Steele, Kirsten Pearce, Erin Goad, Sam Harrison, Michaela Curtis all scored for the Black Sticks today in Stratford.
New Zealand won Monday's opening game 3-0 and the second match on Tuesday 2-0 before losing game three on Thursday 0-1.
The two teams play the fifth and final match of the series on Sunday.
Black Sticks assistant coach Sean Dancer said it was a pleasing way to follow up a poor performance.
"It was a good turnaround from the girls after Thursday's game, we were able to create a lot of opportunities and capitalised on five of those today," he said.
"We have set a solid benchmark and will look to build on that and finish with our best hockey in the final game tomorrow."
BLACK STICKS WOMEN 5: (Phoebe Steele, Kirsten Pearce, Rachel McCann, Samantha Harrison, Michaela Curtis)
MALAYSIA 2: (Surizan Awang Noh, Nuraini Rashid)
Halftime: Black Sticks 3-0