Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his starring performances helped his side beat New Zealand 5-0 in their One-Day International series.
In the fourth ODI in Bangalore, Pathan returned three for 49 in nine overs, picking up the wickets of Scott Styris, Daniel Vettori and Kyle Mills as New Zealand made 315 for seven.
India's spinners shared seven wickets as they dismissed New Zealand for just 103 on their way to a crushing eight-wicket victory in the fifth and final One-Day International in Chennai.
New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat before slumping to their lowest score in ODI cricket against India, who then raced to 107 for two in 21.1 overs to seal a 5-0 series clean sweep.
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has praised Yusuf Pathan after the all-rounder's aggressive unbeaten century helped India move into a 4-0 One-Day International series win in Bangalore.
Pathan smashed an unbeaten 123 in 96 balls - his maiden ODI century - as India chased down 316 to win with seven balls to spare as New Zealand's improved batting effort proved to be in vain.
Yusuf Pathan hammered a 79-ball century before India won the fourth One-Day International against New Zealand by five wickets in Bangalore.
James Franklin smashed an unbeaten 98 in 69 balls as New Zealand posted 315 for seven but with Pathan in stunning form, India were able to surpass that and move into a 4-0 series lead with Pathan unbeaten on 123 in 96 balls.
Gautam Gambhir's rich vein of form continued as his unbeaten century steered India to a series-clinching nine-wicket win over New Zealand in the third One-Day International in Vadodara.
Gambhir closed unbeaten on 126 as India chased down a target of 225 to go 3-0 up with two matches to play with ten overs and three balls to spare.
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Fast bowlers Zaheer Khan and Praveen Kumar are to return to India's line-up for the final three One-Day Internationals against New Zealand.
Meanwhile, senior players Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh will continue to be rested for the remainder of the series.
Indian captain Gautam Gambhir led his side to an emphatic eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second One-Day International with a fluent unbeaten century in Jaipur.
Half-centuries from Martin Guptill and Scott Styris boosted New Zealand as they posted a score of 258 for eight before Gambhir's 138 saw India power home with seven overs to spare.
India's men of the moment - Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir - are pictured during a training session ahead of the second One-Day International against New Zealand in Jaipur on Wednesday.
New Zealand's preparations for the second One-Day International against India and the rest of the series have been hit with the news that experienced fast bowler Daryl Tuffey is to return home due to injury.
Tuffey, a veteran of 94 ODIs, strained a bicep during his side's 40-run defeat in the opening game of the five-match series and will play no further part in the contest.
Left-arm fast bowler Ashish Nehra has been called up to replace fellow quick bowler Praveen Kumar for the first One-Day International against New Zealand in Guwahati.
Nehra has played 105 One-Day Internationals for India as well as 17 Test matches, taking 144 wickets in ODI cricket.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have confirmed that all-rounder James Franklin is to replace Jesse Ryder in New Zealand's One-Day International squad to play India.
Ryder suffered a calf injury during the first match of New Zealand's Test series against India and although he played on, he is not going to be risked for the ODI series.
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