| GEO Sports|
| Australia set Kiwis 302 runs to win third one-day|
| Updated at: 1335 PST, Sunday, February 08, 2009|
SYDNEY: Brad Haddin reached his first one-day international century with a blazing top-order knock against New Zealand to help Australia post a healthy total of 9 for 301 at the SCG this afternoon.
Following in the footsteps of great wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist, Haddin cracked three sixes and eight fours in a hard-hitting 109 off 114 balls that could see him become a fixture at the start of the Australian innings. Classy finisher Michael Hussey (51) and a fresh-faced Callum Ferguson (28) guided Australia through the pointy end of the innings with a 62-run partnership.
Earlier, New Zealand somewhat stemmed the flow of runs by dismissing the returning Ricky Ponting cheaply for 16. New Zealand failed to continue its clinical form in the field from the previous two matches, with McCullum also dropping a hot chance with Clarke on 54.