worcestershire overseas player callum ferguson scored his second list a century in four days for south australia – but it was not enough to save his side from being knocked out of the jlt one-day cup.
ferguson had scored 133 in south australia’s victory over victoria in the final group game in melbourne.
the 33-year-old followed that up by hitting 101 in the first qualifying final against queensland in sydney.
but south australia went down by 24 runs under the duckworth-lewis method, being bowled out for 334 in 47.2 overs when chasing a revised target of 359 in 49 overs after a brief interruption for rain.
ferguson, who is returning to New Road next summer in all formats of the game, came to the wicket at 86-1 and shared in two stands of 76 with skipper jack lehmann (38) and tom cooper (35).
he completed a 78 ball century but added only one more run before he was caught at deep point off mark steketee.
ferguson hit one six and 15 fours before he was sixth out at 298 in the 43rd over as queensland booked a semi-final spot.
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the worcestershire keeper-batsman was dismissed for nine from 10 balls – caught at mid on – as the defenders totalled 205-5 with colin ingram scoring an unbeaten 74 off 47 balls.
auckland were then restricted to 170-5 in reply with former worcestershire paceman kyle abbott returning 3-21 from his four overs.