New Zealand gave the South African team a netball lesson in their Quad Series match in Tauranga on Sunday morning, beating the Proteas by 63 goals to 24.
The Silver Ferns started off at a hectic pace, scoring nine goals before the South Africans were able to get onto the scoreboard. Goalshooter Chrisna Bootha, who appeared to be struggling, called for a time-out, and was substituted by Melissa Myburgh, who scored South Africa’s first goal after six and a half minutes.
The Proteas, who were having difficulty getting the ball into their circle, managed another four goals in the quarter to trail the Silver Ferns 18-5. But the writing was on the wall and it was a heavy beating that South Africa eventually received.
South Africa have so far have lost all their games in the quad series. Losing to Australia twice, New Zealand twice and England once.
South Africa play their final game against England on Thursday.