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The NZ Women continued their fine form of yesterday with world No 1 ranked singles player Joe Edwards turning the tables on yesterday's result against the experienced Australian Karen Murphy.
Edwards displayed all of her class that has earned her the top ranking to defeat Murphy, who has over 500 career caps, 21-15
Mandy Boyd, the New Zealand Women's Fours skip, confirmed to the selectors that her re-call to the team should be permanent with her team of Val Smith, Angela Boyd & Katelyn Inch having a 20-6 convincing win over the Australia side.
The 2-0 start by the NZ women gives them a great boost in the vital second test encounter
In the Men we saw the continued dominance by Australian Singles player Aaron Sherriff with a resounding 21-9 win over Shannon McIlroy. This comes after Sherriff's 21-7 win over Ali Forsyth yesterday.
The Paul Girdler-led NZ Men's Fours team came up against the Mark Casey-skipped Australian side and were locked up at 14/14 going into the last end.
With Australia holding two shots Girdler ran at the head but could not dislodge the Australian shots resulting in an Australian 16/14 victory and a 2/0 lead in the Men's second test.
Round 2 of the second test sees Pairs and Triples played Wednesday afternoon.
In the Development test this morning we saw Australia continue their dominance with a three & a half to a half win over New Zealand.