Result
41st Match (N), Perth, Jan 24 2019, Big Bash League
181/4
(19.2/20 ov, target 182)
182/4
Syd Thunder won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Sydney Thunder
1y
• The Report by Tristan Lavalette

Callum Ferguson century trumps Shaun Marsh's 96*

Ferguson's 113 not out off 53 balls helped Sydney Thunder chase down Perth Scorchers' 181 with four balls to spare

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Hemant Brar
Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers181/4(20 overs)
Sydney Thunder182/4(19.2 overs)

9.57pm A brilliant hundred by Callum Ferguson takes Scorchers down as Thunder nail the 182-run chase with four balls to spare. He was well-supported by debutant Matthew Gilkes, who scored a 38-ball 51. Shane Watson failed to get going but Ferguson's 53-ball 113*, including eight fours and as many sixes meant Thunder were always ahead of the required rate. Spare a thought for Shaun Marsh as well who scored an unbeaten 96 earlier in the day. That's all from us for tonight. See you soon!

19.2
1lb
Tye to Ferguson, 1 leg bye
length ball, on the pads, misses the flick but the leg-bye would do
19.1
6
Tye to Ferguson, SIX runs
goes deep and lofts it over long-off, for a second it looked like he has hit it straight to long-off but it keeps sailing

Seven needed from the last over with Ferguson on strike

end of over 199 runs
ST: 175/4CRR: 9.21 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 7 from 6b
Chris Green0 (2)
Callum Ferguson107 (51)
Nathan Coulter-Nile4-0-38-0
Jason Behrendorff4-0-33-1
18.6
Coulter-Nile to Green, no run
short of length, backs away but ends up hitting it back towards the bowler
18.5
Coulter-Nile to Green, no run
short of length outside off, punched towards backward point
18.4
1
Coulter-Nile to Ferguson, 1 run
fuller on the stumps, an inside edge to fine leg

david: "Best innings of the BBL so far by Ferguson"

18.3
Coulter-Nile to Ferguson, no run
fuller on the stumps, goes back and looks to cut it away, misses
18.2
2
Coulter-Nile to Ferguson, 2 runs
short of length, stays back and works it towards mid-on, Chris Green charges back for the second
18.1
6
Coulter-Nile to Ferguson, SIX runs
short and wide and cuts it over backward point, his seventh six to bring up his second T20 hundred, just ten needed now

16 needed from 12 now

end of over 1815 runs
ST: 166/4CRR: 9.22 • RRR: 8.00 • Need 16 from 12b
Callum Ferguson98 (47)
Chris Green0 (0)
Jason Behrendorff4-0-33-1
Matthew Kelly4-0-25-1
17.6
1
Behrendorff to Ferguson, 1 run
fuller outside off and he slashes it towards deep extra cover, keeps the strike with the single
17.5
Behrendorff to Ferguson, no run
bouncer again, Ferguson looks to pull it down but fails to get bat on it
17.4
2
Behrendorff to Ferguson, 2 runs
a bouncer this time and he pulls it between deep square leg and deep midwicket for two more, brings the equation down to 17 off 14
17.3
4
Behrendorff to Ferguson, FOUR runs
slower one outside off and he has slashed it past point, beats the man in the deep, third successive four for Ferguson, what an innings this has been, 95 not out off 44
17.2
4
Behrendorff to Ferguson, FOUR runs
a full toss this time, Ferguson hits it straight down the ground, he wants to finish it quickly
17.1
4
Behrendorff to Ferguson, FOUR runs
short of length, backs away and pulls it between deep midwicket and long-on, a much-needed boundary for Thunder

Chris Green but he is at the other end for now

end of over 173 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 151/4CRR: 8.88 • RRR: 10.33 • Need 31 from 18b
Callum Ferguson83 (41)
Matthew Kelly4-0-25-1
Usman Qadir3-0-35-1
16.6
w
Kelly to Sams, OUT
what a yorker! Right in the blockhole, the stumps are rattled before Sams could bring his bat down. Still 31 needed off 18
DR Sams b Kelly 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00
16.5
Kelly to Sams, no run
a slower one outside off, throws his bat, gets an edge but doesn't carry to the keeper
16.4
1
Kelly to Ferguson, 1 run
a full toss outside off, hits it towards deep point
16.3
Kelly to Ferguson, no run
almost in the blockhole, just outside off, Ferguson fails to get bat on it
Best performances - batsmen
CJ Ferguson
113 runs (53)
8 fours
8 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
slog shot
22 runs
0 fours
3 sixes
813158244014
SE Marsh
96 runs (55)
5 fours
5 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
flick
25 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
541161332619
Best performances - bowlers
CJ Green
O
4
M
0
R
35
W
2
Eco
8.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
N McAndrew
O
1
M
0
R
4
W
1
Eco
4.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Perth Stadium
TossSydney Thunder , elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League 2018
Player Of The Match
Callum Ferguson
Season2018/19
Hours of play (local time)18.40 start, First Session 18.40-19.00, Interval 19.00-19.20, Second Session 19.20-20.40
Match days24 January 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Twenty20 debut
Nick Hobson
Matthew Gilkes
Umpires
John Ward
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
Nathan Johnstone
Reserve Umpire
James Hewitt
Match Referee
Daryl Harper
PointsSydney Thunder 2, Perth Scorchers 0