Callum Ferguson’s sharp fielding: The captain of Sydney Thunder was exceptional on the field to affect a sharp run-out at the Adelaide Oval.
During the 48th match of the ongoing 10th season of the Big Bash League between Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers in Adelaide, Sydney Thunder captain Callum Ferguson put on display an exceptional fielding effort to dismiss Sydney Sixers wicket-keeper batsman Josh Philippe.
It all happened on the first delivery after the powerplay when Sixers opening batsman James Vince hit a Tanveer Sangha delivery through the cover region to run a single.
Ferguson, who was fielding at cover, collected the ball and threw it towards the non-striker’s end within no time to surprise both the batsmen. With Vince refusing the single, Philippe had to turn back and reach his end which was always going to be a hard task given how well Ferguson did.
While Philippe looked good for his 20 (11) inclusive of four fours, his dismissal wasn’t something Sixers needed in a 233-run target. Following Philippe’s dismissal, the likes of Daniel Hughes (1) and Vince (38) departed in successive overs to hamper Sixers’ progress.
Other then contributing on the field, Ferguson had earlier scored 42 (23) with the help of three fours and three sixes after Sixers captain Hughes won the toss and elected to field.
However, it was Thunder opening batsman Alex Hales’ maiden BBL century, 110 (56), which powered his team to highest-ever BBL total of 232/5 in 20 overs.
Callum Ferguson’s sharp fielding
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HUGHES OUT ❌
A wicket for Cutting on his first ball.
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