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