Bryan Habana equalled the try-scoring record set by New Zealand legend Jonah Lomu with a hat-trick in the Springboks' game against the USA on Wednesday, bringing his total to 15 World Cup tries.
The South African winger, 32, scored three times during the second half in the game that boasted the biggest winning margin in this year's World Cup so far. South Africa secured the top spot in Pool B following the 64-0 thrashing at the Olympic Stadium.
This was the first time a team has been kept scoreless in this year's tournament, and the fourth time South Africa has prevented their opposition from scoring in a World Cup game - more than any other team in the competition's history.
South African coach Heyneke Meyer said he was "so proud" of Habana: "He is a great ambassador for South Africa and I hope he has peaked at the right time. He will need to score more tries as well but I'm pleased for him. He is always the guy who comes through in big games."
Claiming the top spot of Pool B will come as a relief after the team's shocking opening loss to Japan, and the Boks will go on to play the loser of Saturday's Pool A deciding match between Australia and Wales.
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