Australia came away with a 37 goal win over Zimbabwe on Saturday, taking two from two now, but it wasn't without a fight.

Zimbabwe pushed the Diamonds in periods throughout the game, especially in the third quarter with the World Cup debutants scoring 13 goals just behind Australia's 15.

"It was a physical match. The players that were out there felt it and it's a good practice for us for later rounds," Bassett told 9Gem after receiving Player of the Match honours.

"I think they took advantage of their smaller stature.

"They use a lot of bounce passes and got around the body really well which is something we had a talk about at halftime, but it was hard to put the high ball in because they had really long reach."


Diamonds defeat World Cup rookies

Australia has continued their dream start to the 2019 Netball World Cup, downing a gallant Zimbabwe in a 73-37 victory.

There will be areas of the game Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander will be looking to get right before heading into the second week of competition.

Although, trying to perfect these aspects of the game including lowering their penalty count and fine-tuning combinations against Sri Lanka on Sunday (local time) would work in their favour.

However, Sri Lanka is yet to win a game after going down 67-50 to Northern Ireland.

The world No.18's rely heavily on six foot 10 goal shooter Tharjini Sivalingam for their scoring, who Zimbabwe and Northern Ireland have been able to defend well against. 

Sri Lanka has struggled against teams who use speed and agility to move the ball forward and into the goal circle.

The Diamonds will need to do what they did in the opening quarter against Northern Ireland in their upcoming match if they want a convincing win.

However, it could come down to who Alexander pairs in goal shooter and goal attack. 

Catch the match between Australia and Sri Lanka LIVE from 11:45pm on Channel 9.