Australia beat South Africa in World Cup final

The Australian cricket team has beaten South Africa 4-0 to win the World Cup quarter-finals, despite being handed an ugly defeat in the first Test in Johannesburg.

The Aussies were down to nine wickets in the second Test, and needed to get back into the game quickly to avoid another humiliation.

The final ball fell short for the hosts in the fourth over, but Australia got back on the board by half-an-hour.

Australia scored a couple of runs in the final over, with captain Andrew Fekitoa hitting one off the final ball for the final four runs, before South Africa bowled off six wickets to win by seven wickets.

The win leaves Australia two points behind South Africa at the top of the Group C standings with four matches to go.