Courtesy Yusuf's (123, 96 balls, 7x4, 7x6 and three for 49) all-round performance, India now lead the five-match series 4-0.
When Kyle Mills came on to bowl the 43rd over India needed 72 runs off 42 deliveries. The senior Pathan hit Mills for three boundaries and a huge six over mid-wicket. He took 21 runs from the over and brought equation down.
In the next over he hit Andy McKay for a flat batted tennis shot over long to complete a well deserved maiden century in ODIs.
Image: India's Yusuf Pathan raises his bat and helmet to celebrate scoring a century during their fourth one day international cricket match against New Zealand, in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010.