Twitter Reactions: Callum Ferguson’s career defining ton sinks Scorchers in Perth
He smashed 113 off just 53 deliveries, with 8 sixes and as many number of fours, to register only the second century of BBL 08.
Updated - Jan 24, 2019 7:49 pm
The Sydney Thunder thumped the Perth Scorchers by 6 wickets in their most recent BBL encounter of the season. It was a whirlwind ton from veteran batter Callum Ferguson that powered the Thunder to their 5th win of the season. Ferguson remained unbeaten on 113 as the Thunder chased down 181 in 19.4 overs to register the win.
The herculean effort from Ferguson is being hailed as the knock that could potential be the resurgence of this long lost player of the Australian cricketing circuit. The fans are going gaga over the knock, and they believe that this career defining knock can pretty well serve his cause for a berth in the Australian squad for the ICC World Cup 2019.
Coming to the match, the Sydney Thunder won the toss and opted to bowl first. The Perth Scorchers lost Cameron Bancroft early in the game. The Marsh brothers, Shaun Marsh and Mitch Marsh, then added 58 runs to resurrect the innings. While Mitch Marsh was dismissed on 31, it was Shaun’s unbeaten 96 off 55 deliveries that helped Scorchers build a mammoth total on the board. Hilton Cartwright and Nick Hobson contributed with 20 and 15* respectively towards the end of the innings to see their side post 181/4 in the stipulated 20 overs.
In the run chase, the Thunder lost their skipper Shane Watson on 8. Matthew Gilkes scored a fine 51 en route his 120-run stand for the second wicket with Callum Ferguson. But the run chase was all about Ferguson. He smashed 113 off just 53 deliveries, with 8 sixes and as many number of fours, to register only the second century of BBL 08, Shane Watson being the other player to do so.
With the win, the Thunder have now moved to the fourth spot in the points table, while the Scorchers languish at the bottom. While the end result has been great for the Thunder, the day certainly does belong to Ferguson. With such knock in frame, and at the same time, having dwindling fortunes of the national side, one would safely assume that Ferguson could pretty well stage a national comeback. From Tim Paine to Tom Moody, the praises galore for the batter after the match.
Here is how the fans reacted to the match and to Ferguson’s knock:
— Tim Paine (@tdpaine36) January 24, 2019
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) January 24, 2019
— Lavesh (@lsdrq) January 24, 2019
What else does Callum Ferguson have to do to get back in the green and gold? #bbl08
— Lincoln Beggs 🐯 (@CRIPPStoniteSC) January 24, 2019
— DavidWicker (@DavjjeJoWick) January 24, 2019
Callum Ferguson straight into Ricky’s BBL team of the year after that knock
— Patty (@pattysills17) January 24, 2019
What a knock Callum Ferguson!!
Great win @ThunderBBL
— Bennywise (@mybsidelife) January 24, 2019
Take a bow Callum Ferguson #BBL08
— Sparsh Bhardwaj🇮🇳 (@iamSBhardwaj) January 24, 2019
Callum Ferguson has shown some scintillating form in the last few #BBL08 games. He could still make a late charge into Australia's World Cup squad.
— Prasenjit Dey 📰 (@CricPrasen) January 24, 2019
Callum Ferguson becomes the fifth @ThunderBBL player to score a BBL century.
Quick reminder that no @SixersBBL player has ever achieved that feat.
— Nic Savage (@nic_savage1) January 24, 2019
Callum Ferguson take a bow 💯👏#BBL08
— JΛKE BUCKLEY 🇦🇺 (@TheMasterBucks) January 24, 2019
Callum Ferguson you ⭐️ Unreal. Finally a few enjoyable BBL Matches #BBL08
— Tom (@t87672801) January 24, 2019
Callum Ferguson, what a star. #BBL08
— alex bull (@alexbull23) January 24, 2019
Callum Ferguson is some player, was brilliant for Worcestershire in the summer and an incredible knock tonight for the Thunder. One of those players you want at your club, consistently good but never likely to be called up for Australia. #BBL08
— Oli Lathrope (@olilathrope) January 24, 2019
Callum Ferguson you legend #ThunderNation
— Jonathan Dixon (@JonnoDixon) January 24, 2019
Masterclass from Callum Ferguson. 🔥 What a hundred. And most importantly he wins the match for us, yay. 😍 #BBL08
— R! (@WeirdlyProbable) January 24, 2019
Won’t find many better people in cricket than Callum Ferguson. One of the best cricketers we’ve produced in the past 20 years. Underused and undervalued by the national selectors for so long. He deserves this more than most. #BBL08
— Tom Carpenter (@Carpo34) January 24, 2019