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Shaun Marsh & Australians With Hundreds on Test Debut

Shaun Marsh of
Australia entered record books by scoring a century on his Test debut. He made
141 in the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele International
Stadium. He is the 19th Australian and 83rd overall to
achieve this feat.

 

The 19
Australians are:

 

 

No

Batsmen

Runs

Opposition

Ground

Mon/Year

1

C Bannerman

*165

England

Melbourne

Mar 1877

2

H Graham

107

England

Lord's

Jul 1893

3

RA Duff

104

England

Melbourne

Jan 1902

4

MJ Hartigan

116

England

Adelaide

Jan 1908

5

HL Collins

104

England

Sydney

Dec 1920

6

WH Ponsford

110

England

Sydney

Dec 1924

7

A Jackson

164

England

Adelaide

Feb 1929

8

JW Burke

*101

England

Adelaide

Feb 1951

9

KD Walters

155

England

Brisbane

Dec 1965

10

GS Chappell

108

England

Perth

Dec 1970

11

GJ Cosier

109

West
Indies

Melbourne

Dec 1975

12

DM Wellham

103

England

The Oval

Aug 1981

13

KC Wessels

162

England

Brisbane

Nov 1982

14

WB Phillips

159

Pakistan

Perth

Nov 1983

15

ME Waugh

138

England

Adelaide

Jan 1991

16

GS Blewett

*102

England

Adelaide

Jan 1995

17

MJ Clarke

151

India

Bangalore

Oct 2004

18

MJ North

117

South Africa

Johannesburg

Feb 2009

19

SE Marsh

141

Sri Lanka

Pallekele

Sep 2011

 

Interestingly,
15 of the 19 instances are against England.

 

Marsh is the
first Australian to score a hundred on debut against Sri Lanka, and sixth
overall.

 

The full
list:

 

No

Batsmen

Team

Runs

Opposition

Ground

Mon/Year

1

Saleem Malik

Pak

100*

v Sri Lanka

Karachi

Mar 1982

2

Younis Khan

Pak

107

v Sri Lanka

Rawalpindi

Feb 2000

3

Mohd Ashraful

Ban

114

v Sri Lanka

Col-SSC

Sep 2001

4

Fawad Alam

Pak

168

v Sri Lanka

Col-PSS

Jul 2009

5

SK Raina

India

120

v Sri Lanka

Col-SSC

Jul 2010

6

SE Marsh

Aus

141

v Sri Lanka

Pallekele

Sep 2011

 

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