3 Mar 2011

NZ rally to win first bowls test

6:39 am on 3 March 2011

The New Zealand bowls team drew first blood in their best-of-three test series against Australia with a come-from-behind win in yesterday's opening test in Invercargill.

The day started well for Australia who won the morning session 3-1, but the Kiwis won all four afternoon rubbers to go 1-nil up in both the mens and womens series at the Waihopai bowling club.

In chilly conditions, the world No.5 Ali Forsyth proved the destroyer for New Zealand, leading his men's four to a 17-13 win then combining with Matt Gallop to win the pairs 21-9.