Australia's wily bowlers looked unbeatable in an all-around thumping of fellow Antipodeans South Africa. The Aussies will oppose Sri Lanka in the final of a cricket World Cup marked by controversy and intrigue, including the as-yet-unexplained death of Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer following an eliminating loss to Ireland on St. Patrick's Day.
Bowlers Shaun Tait and Glenn McGrath shone against the Proteas, with the latter taking the lead among 2007 World Cup wicket-takers. Michael Clarke scored 50 runs for the fourth time. Australia is gunning for a record third straight championship.