MALAYSIA created history of sorts when they lost 6-2 to South Africa to finish last for the first time, without a single win or draw, in the World Cup.
Firhan Ashaari injected early hopes when he finally scored his first World Cup goal after dribbling the defence and placing the ball between the legs of South African goalkeeper Rassie Pieterse for the lead in the 26th minute.
However South Africa, 12th in the World, equalised in the 43rd minute off a penalty stroke executed by Justin Reid-Ross.
And in the 48th minute South Africa won their first penalty corner of the match and Reid-Ross perfected it with a high flick.
Reid-Ross snatched his hat-trick in the 50th minute, off their second penalty corner.
Lloyd Jones (50th), Austin Smith (64th), Jean Pierre (69th) nailed the Malaysian coffin shut.
Shahrun Nabil scored the consolation in the 70th minute.