The Malawi queens, today morning, thrashed Australia 33-15 in the opening games of the Fast5 Netball World Series.
According to the Fast5 website, a David and Goliath battle of epic proportions transpired between the two teams with Malawi dominating Australia in every phase; leading 15-7 at halftime.
"Malawi notched up 18 goals to Australia's meagre eight in the second half," reads the website.
In an interview with Fast 5, Malawi coach Griffin Saenda expressed gladness over the victory.
"We have been used to playing second fiddle to Australia, to New Zealand, to England etcetera and this is our first win. Even though it's not in the traditional game, we have beaten Australia and measured our stick and we are very, very happy," he said.
Saenda was confident that Malawi would continue to have an impact at the three-day tournament on and off the court - already evident in the team's popularity with fans.
"The playing field is even. Fast5 is a new game and when luck is with you, everything is possible."
"People love our play because we play our own style of netball and I think that is why they are happy watching us," he said.
He also concluded "We have fun and that's why the people will keep cheering for us."
In its second game of the tournament, Malawi suffered a gut-wrenching 31-32 loss to Jamaica's Sunshine Girls.
"They used their power play in the final quarter and that's what killed us," Malawi captain Caroline Mtukule said. "But that's the game - someone has to win and someone has to lose."
The Fast5 games are being played under the tagline 'netball like you've never seen" and six teams including Malawi, South Africa, England, Jamaica, Newzland and Australia are competing in the tournament.
The Fast5 Netball World Series is a high-speed, high-octane variant on the traditional game played by world's top six netballing nations. The competition is being held at Auckland's Vector Arena from the 9th-11th November 2012.