Ben Foakes became the 20th Englishman to score a century on debut against Sri Lanka.
The wicketkeeper-batsman resumed his innings at the start of the day on 87 and found the boundary in the sixth over of the day to reach three figures.
Press Association Sport takes a look at five other English cricketers who have scored a century on debut.
Keaton Jennings, India v England, Mumbai, 2016
The then-Durham player helped the side to 117 for one in Mumbai, and to 288 for five at the end of the opening day.
Since then Jennings has struggled, averaging just 22 from his 12 Test matches.
Jonathan Trott, England v Australia, The Oval, 2009
His century came in the second innings of England’s 197 run win and came as a result of a County Championship season in which he averaged over 80.
Trott played 52 Test matches for England, with an average of 44 and a high-score of 226.
Matthew Prior, England v West Indies, Lord’s, 2007
The wicketkeeper-batsman scored his runs at an impressive strike rate of 98.43.
Prior played 79 matches for England, and was an important part of their number one world ranking in 2011, with his average of 40.18.
Alastair Cook, India v England, Nagpur, 2006
The Essex opener became England’s all-time leading run scorer in 2015 and ended with 12,254 runs including 32 centuries, and captained England’s first series win in India for 28 years in 2012.
Cook played for England for 12 years and in 161 Test matches – 158 of them consecutive – with an average of 45.35.
Andrew Strauss, England v New Zealand, Lord’s 2004
During his career, he hit 21 centuries for England at an average of 40.91 and captained England to their first Ashes win in Australia since 1986 in the winter of 2010-11.
The left-handed opener formed a strong partnership with both Trescothick and then Cook at the top of the order during his 100 Test matches.