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Hussey brothers help Aussies level series

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  • Australia beat New Zealand by six wickets in latest one-day international
  • Michael and David Hussey set up victory with partnership of 115 in Adelaide
  • Australia level one-day international series at 2-2 ahead of Brisbane decider
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(CNN) -- Michael and David Hussey inspired Australia to a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in Adelaide on Tuesday as they squared the one-day international series at two wins apiece.

David Hussey blasted 79 to combine with his brother Michael in the Australkian win.

David Hussey blasted 79 to combine with his brother Michael in the Australkian win.

The brothers took center stage as the Aussies successfully chased 245 for victory in their 50 overs, a total reached with 10 balls to spare.

Elder brother Michael hit the winning runs with a six off Kyle Mills to finish on 75 not out.

In partnership with David, who made 79, their 115 stand took the home side to within sight of victory.

Having fallen 2-0 behind in the best-of-five contest, the hosts have now won the last two matches to set up a winner-takes-all clash in Brisbane on Friday.

New Zealand scored late runs to total 244 for eight from their 50 overs.

Australia always looked favorites to reach the target, but the loss of Michael Clarke and captain Ricky Ponting, followed by the run out of hard-hitting Brad Haddin put the result in doubt.

David Hussey was to blame for the wicketkeeper's dismissal but made amends with clean hitting to combine with his more experienced brother.

Earlier, it took a burst of 53 runs between overs 45 and 49 to enable New Zealand to reach a competitive total.

Ross Taylor with 76 from 72 deliveries and a handy contribution of 23 from Mills kept the Kiwis in the hunt.

Openers Martin Guptill (45) and Brendon McCullum (33) were the other major contributors as Mitchell Johnson finished with three for 51.

James Hopes with two wickets for 37 and Michael Clarke (one for 23 off eight overs) also held up the Black Caps.

Before the game the players, umpires and spectators held a minute's silence to pay their respects to the bushfire victims in Victoria.

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