Hamilton: Australia has taken a 2-1 lead in the five match one-day series cruising to a six-wicket victory in the third ODI over New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Chasing 246 for victory, Australia scored 4-248 with 16 balls to spare to claim a 2-1 lead in the five-match Chappell-Hadlee series.
Brad Haddin"s second one-day international century powered Australia to a easy win.
Australia vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI - Scorecard
Haddin hit five sixes and seven fours in his 110 off 121 balls and shared a stand of 151 with Ricky Ponting (69).
Earlier, Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson took three wickets each as New Zealand were bowled out for 245.
Scott Styris (41) and Gareth Hopkins (45) pushed the total past 200 with a stand of 67 but the Kiwis failed to use up their full allocation and were all out in the 47th over when Shane Bond was caught behind off Johnson, who finished with 3-41.
The fourth match of the five-game series is in Auckland on Thursday.