BOCHUM (Germany) (AFP) - Australia kept their World Cup dream alive with goals from Leena Khamis, Emily Van Egmond and Lisa De Vanna giving them a hard-fought 3-2 Group D win over Equatorial Guinea in the Womens WC. A double from captain Anoniman could not lift the African side that crash out of the tournament after losing 1-0 to Norway in their opener. After losing their opening game 1-0 to Brazil, the Matildas needed a win to keep in the running for their second consecutive quarterfinals. With three points from two games they will have to wait until the final game against Norway on Wednesday to book their quarterfinal spot. Unbeaten sides Brazil and Norway play in Wolfsburg later. Described as "unpredictable" by coach Tom Sermanni the Australians found it difficult to control the pacy Africans in an action packed first half. Sydney FC forward Khamis opened for the Matildas after eight minutes. But there was some controversy in the 16th minute when Khamis hit the post and African defender Bruna caught the ball, dropped it and played on. Anoniman, who was caught up in a gender row before the tournament, missed a shot on 17 minutes but four minutes later she made no mistake with a spectacular solo run. The 22-year-old dispossessed tumbling striker Servet Uzunlar to race towards goal beating Australian defender Elise Kellond-Knight with advancing keeper Lydia Williams falling. Van Egmond had a shot at goal after 24 minutes but it was held by goalkeeper Miriam, and a Samantha Kerr header from a free kick went just over. The Australians came out battling after the break with Van Egmond getting her first international goal three minutes later.