Jonny Bairstow hits century as England win warm-up game

Tour match, Hyderabad (Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium):
England 367-4 (50 overs) beat Hyderabad Cricket Association XI 114 (35.3 overs) by 253 runs
Match scorecard
Jonny Bairstow
Bairstow hit the final ball of the innings for his eighth six to reach an unbeaten 104

Jonny Bairstow hit a century off 53 balls as England thrashed a Hyderabad Cricket Association XI - but was unaware until told by his team-mates.

Bairstow hit the final ball of the innings high over long-on for his eighth six to reach an unbeaten 104.

He said: "This ground only had a little scoreboard which didn't have individual scores, so I didn't know about it until I walked back into the dressing room."

England won by 253 runs after bowling their hosts out for 114.

The 22-year-old Yorkshireman added: "I didn't have a clue, even when I was walking off. But I got told in the dressing room, and I was delighted to get that milestone.

"I had no idea at all. I was just 'in the zone' - batting every ball as it comes.

"When I got in and found out, I was over the moon."

Bairstow's century followed half-centuries from openers Alastair Cook (85) and Craig Kieswetter (71) and his fourth-wicket partner Jonathan Trott (74) as England made an imposing 367-4 at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium.

England's bowling attack was much changed from the one which successfully defended 219 in Saturday's first warm-up match, but two of the new faces in particular took their chance to shine.

Spinner Scott Borthwick ended with 5-31, while Stuart Meaker took three wickets in an over in his 3-30 ahead of what could be an international debut when the five-match series kicks off at the same venue on Friday.

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