BRADFORD superstar Jonny Bairstow blasted England's fastest Test century in 120 years this afternoon.

His mind-blowing innings of 136 from 92 balls saw the hosts romp to a five-wicket victory over tourists New Zealand on the final day at Trent Bridge, wrapping up a series win in the process.

The former Undercliffe Cricket Club youngster came to the crease with England in danger at 56-3, chasing 299 to win.

That became 93-4 soon after, and though Ben Stokes and Bairstow carried England to 139-4 at tea, the hosts still needed 160 off 38 overs, with the game in the balance.

Yorkshire star Bairstow was on 43 at tea, and soon after he reached his 50 at a run-a-ball.

But after that he ran riot, with nearly every ball he faced seeming to go for four or six.

England's all-time fastest Test century was hit by Gilbert Jessop, way back in 1902, off 76 balls in an Ashes Test match against Australia.

And when Bairstow reached 96 off 72 balls, he looked sure to break that record.

But after hitting three off the next two balls from spinner Michael Bracewell, he then faced two dots off Tim Southee, before cutting the latter for four to reach his century from 77 balls, one short of the record.

Bairstow continued to attack after reaching his century, before being dismissed with 27 runs to get.

He ended his innings with 14 fours and seven sixes, and he earned high praise from one of the game's all-time great attacking batsmen.

England reached their target without losing any more wickets though, captain Stokes ending on 75 not out.