Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls were given a very stern test when they faced off against Malawi recently in the Netball World Cup in Sydney.
After almost beating New Zealand two days ago, Malawi entered the game against Jamaica with great zest never allowing the Sunshine Girls to maintain any considerable lead.
The Sunshine Girls led at every interval, and showed their accuracy in the circle by shooting at an impressive 91 per cent.
Such numbers are nothing to shirk at, but Malawi also put in a stirring performance in the circle, shooting 62 from 64 attempts (97 per cent) to take the game – arguably the best of the World Cup – right until the final minute.
Jamaica’s lead in the final term fluctuated from one goal to two – just enough to deny Malawi from what would have been their maiden World Cup semi-finals appearance.
Sunshine Girl Romelda Aiken described it as a tough game.
“All the African teams stepped it up quite a lot and it was really tough out there. They always come out to play really hard … even though we got hit we need to take it and man up and continue with the job,” she also said.
See clips from the game below:
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