Bairstow blast boosts England

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YORKSHIRE’S Jonny Bairstow was unaware he had scored a century during England’s comfortable victory against the Hyderabad CA XI yesterday.

Bairstow’s unbeaten 104 followed half-centuries from openers Alastair Cook (85) and Craig Kieswetter (71) and his fourth-wicket partner Jonathan Trott (74) in a mammoth total of 367 for four. And it preceded Scott Borthwick’s five for 31 and Stuart Meaker’s three for 30 as the hosts were bowled out for only 114 in the final warm-up match before the start of a one-day international series against India.

But he was oblivious to the fact that a memorable landmark was in his sights.

“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,” said the 22-year-old.