Updated: Saturday, 21 June 2014 23:27 | By Agence France-Presse

'Aussie' Robson scores maiden England century

Australia-born England opener Sam Robson scored his first Test century on the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley on Saturday.

'Aussie' Robson scores maiden England century

England batsman Sam Robson (left) watches as Sri Lanka's Angelo Matthews makes a delivery on the second day of the second Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley cricket ground in Leeds on June 21, 2014 - by Paul Ellis

Robson, 98 not out at tea on the second day, went to three figures with a two into the covers off paceman Dhammika Prasad as his father, Jim, watched from the old Headingley Pavilion.

The 24-year-old batsman, the son of an English mother, reached his hundred in just over five hours at the crease, facing 220 balls with 11 fours.

Robson, playing just his second Test, had endured a tough England debut in the first of this two-match series with Sri Lanka.

Although that match was at Lord's, where Robson -- born and raised in Sydney -- plays for Middlesex, the right-hander could only manage scores of one and 19 after England dropped Michael Carberry following their 5-0 Ashes loss in Australia.

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