Sydney: Australia have won the 2nd one dayer against New Zealand by 17 runs to level the three-match series at 1-1. Australia were down to 161 for 6 at one stage, but then added another 100 runs. Darren Lehmann made a half century while Brad Hogg who made an unbeaten 41 and took three wickets was the man of the match. Gilchrist clobbered 60 off 48 balls and Lehmann with a spirited 52 ensured the Australian total reached what looked an unassailable 261 for seven. But the Kiwis went down fighting for their total of 244 off 47.1 overs. The result levelled the best-of-three series and took it to a decider at the Gabba in Brisbane on Friday.
(With wire inputs)
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