Kandy: Shaun Marsh became the 19th Australian to score a Test century on debut during the second Test against Sri Lanka being played at Kandy’s Pallekele Stadium.
Marsh scored 141 of 315 balls, which included 18 fours.
The 28-year-old is also the first Australian to make a ton on debut since Marcus North made 117 against South Africa in 2009, the Age reports.
Other Australians to achieve the feat include Michael Clarke, Greg Chappell, Mark Waugh, Doug Walters and Greg Blewett.
Marsh also shared a match-defining fourth-wicket partnership of 258 with Michael Hussey (142).
Australia were 411-7, a lead of 237 runs with three wickets remaining, when rain stopped during the second session on day three.