All the dancers looked like they'd just been cut down from the grassy knoll.
Australians warming up on court Ferns chatting talking, in a huddle trying to pick themselves up.
No changes to the Australian side.
Most obvious post of the day right there!
Ravillion will have the centre for AUS. Nice tunover to start would help the Ferns!
Geitz clatters into Langman and both hit the floor. The call is throw in rather than contact, but NZ score anyway.
Loving the optimism from NZ fans still!
Mes turns on the after-burners to run around Geitz, misses the shot, grabs the rebound and scores. Easy!
But it's hard to see the defence getting turnover ball given the end they're at is with the umpire who calls everything and largely in favour of the attack.
Corletto drops the shoulder on Tutaia, who lands the penalty shot.
NZ scoring its own ball, but desperately need turnovers.
Time out Aussie. I think Geitz has blood.
NZ possession, margin is seven.
My word, it's torrid in that circle.
Geitz snaffles another off an under pressure pass, but Cullen wins it back.
Couple of misses from NZ and Aussies swing back onto attack.
AUS stops NZ's little run, and the ball is back with Bassett and through the goal. They've been relentless.
Langman is working her socks off as per.
Another very strong rebound from Mes to cut the margin to six.
Bassett puts the toe out and the Kiwis are finding their voice.
Medhurst is having far more difficulty with the long arms of de Bruin over the ball.
That is a massive shot from Tutaia.
Held ball against NZ. 30 seconds in the quarter.
Great defence by NZ to stop the shot with 10 to go, but didn't have enough time to get one away themselves.
Well. The Ferns have given themselves a chance going into the final quarter if nothing else.