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Centurion Haddin guides Aus to 2-1

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Brad Haddin HamiltonWicket Keeper cum Opener Brad Haddin scored his second ODI century to guide Australia to a 6-wicket win over New Zealand today at Hamilton. The Aussies chased down a moderate target of 246 with 16 balls to spare with Haddin (110 from 121 balls with 7 fours and 5 sixes) putting on a massive 151-run second wicket partnership with Skipper Ricky Ponting, who scored a 71-ball 69.

The Aussies had earlier bowled out New Zealand in 46.2 overs for 245. Only Ross Taylor was fluent with a knock of 62 from 66 balls while Wicket Keeper Gareth Hopkins chipped in with a useful 45. Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris took three wickets each for the visitors.