South Korea's men ended Australia's unbeaten start to the IWBF Asia Oceania Championships today ©Getty Images

South Korea beat Australia 43-40 to end their unbeaten start to the men's tournament at the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Asia Oceania Championships.

Cho Seung-hyun had 12 points and 12 rebounds in the winning effort, which means Iran, Australia and South Korea all have three wins from four matches.

South Korea have also beaten Tokyo 2020 runners-up Japan at Sports Complex PSU Phuket and look genuine contenders for the title.

Japan forfeited their game versus Malaysia today due to COVID-19 issues.

All six sides in Pool A of the men's event qualify for the quarter-finals, so Japan remain set for the last eight.

Iran thrashed hosts Thailand 83-65 in the pool's other match.

In the men's second tier, Iraq beat Afghanistan 45-43 as Issa Al-Yasiri scored a game-winning basket 10 seconds from time.

Iraq are top of Pool B with four wins from four, while a 66-45 victory over the Philippines moved Saudi Arabia second.

The top two teams will progress to the quarter-finals.

There were no women's matches today at the IWBF Asia Oceania Championships.