The Aussies held Malawi to their lowest ever World Cup score and head into their next clash against long-time rivals New Zealand undefeated.

Malawi's possession-based game came tumbling down from the first whistle as the Diamonds forced turnover after turnover with 10 of their eventual 40 turnovers coming in the opening 15-minutes.

Courtney Bruce was once again impressive in the goal keeper role, pressuring the Malawi shooters and forcing the Queens to make difficult passes all game long.

The Diamonds continued their dominance into the second, reaching the 20 goal mark for the 13th time out of 22 quarters they've played so far.

They held Malawi to just five goals, the tournament’s lowest halftime score so far.


NWC Pic Special: Australia v Malawi

Australia defeat Malawi 74-22 in this second game of Stage 2 of the Netball World Cup. Stephanie Meek (@stephaniemeekphotography) was there to capture all the action

With a 36-point lead, Australia coach Lisa Alexander went to er bench at halftime and brought on Caitlin Thwaites, Steph Wood, Kelsey Browne and Sarah Klau for Caitlin Bassett, Gretel Tippett, Paige Hadley and Jo Weston.

However, the break for the Queens saw them come out for the second term a completely different team. They cleaned up their passing and slowed down the Diamonds attack while scoring nine goals.

However, the shooting combination of Thwaites and Wood, which has been unstoppable so far, continued to impress, as the tandem combined for 20 of their 33 goals in the third.

The final quarter was a hotly contested one and the closest of the game with Malawi holding Australia to just 13 goals while they scored 11 themselves.

The Diamonds now face rivals New Zealand for the number one spot in the group.

Catch the match LIVE on 9NOW and 9GO at 7pm AEST on Thursday (tonight).