Malawi queens on Saturday failed to make it to the semi-final of the Fast5 World Netball Series tournament in New Zealand after losing to bitter rivals South Africa 48-34.
After posting huge victories against giants Australia 33-15 on Friday and England 27-23 on Saturday, Malawi were drawing closer to the semi-final before falling to South Africa.
Malawi and Australia, who lost all five of their round robin matches, were expected to clash to decide 5th and 6th place overall.
The semi-finals will be played on Sunday with South Africa meeting England and hosts New Zealand meeting Jamaica.
In other games, Malawi queens lost 32-31 to Jamaica losing towards the end after holding a five-point lead on Friday. They also lost to New Zealand 44-24 on Saturday before a loss to South Africa.
The full results of the games played on day two -Saturday are as follows:
New Zealand 47 England 31
England 39 Jamaica 28
South Africa 28 Australia 27
New Zealand 44 Malawi 24
Malawi 27 England 23
New Zealand 52 South Africa 19
Jamaica 34 Australia 33
South Africa 48 Malawi 34