Shaun Marsh becomes 19th Aussie to hit ton on debut

Shaun Marsh scored 141 of 315 balls studded with 18 boundaries AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Pallekele: Sep 10, 2011

Shaun Marsh on Saturday became the 19th Australian cricketer to score a Test century on debut with his innings of 141 against Sri Lanka in the second Test at Pallekele.

Left-handed Marsh scored 141 of 315 balls, with the help of 18 fours to put his team in control of the match.

Marsh is the first cricketer after Marcus North to have scored a century on debut. North scored 117 against South Africa in 2009, The Age reported.

Skipper Michael Clarke, Greg Chappell, Mark Waugh, Doug Walters and Greg Blewett are among the 19 players to have achieved the feat.