22 Sep 2009

No lack of incentive for Silver Ferns despite series already being lost

6:51 pm on 22 September 2009

There's no lack of incentive for the New Zealand netballers in tomorrow night's fifth test, despite having lost the series to Australia.

The test marks Irene Van Dyk's 100th for the Silver Ferns but could be historic for all the wrong reason if the Diamonds win as it would give them their biggest winning streak over New Zealand in eleven years.

Not since 1998 have Australia beaten the Silver Ferns four successive times, or defeated them back to back in New Zealand in the same year.

A win tomorrow night would at least give the Silver Ferns some respectability with a 2-3 series loss.