Callum Ferguson’s third hundred of the winter for South Australia was not enough to stop his side losing by 189 runs in their latest Sheffield Shield encounter with Tasmania at Hobart.

Worcestershire’s 2018 and 2019 signing fought a virtual one man battle after South Australia had been set a demanding 403 target.

He came to the wicket at number three in the first over at 0-1 and was ninth out at 211 shortly before South Australia were bowled out for 213.

Ferguson struck 19 boundaries in his 246 ball knock and the next highest score in the innings was 31.

He had previously hit List A centuries after returning to South Australia from Blackfinch New Road against Victoria – 133 in Melbourne – and Queensland – 101 in Sydney.

Ferguson and his team-mates will now take a break from Sheffield Shield action until the New Year with South Australia currently occupying bottom spot.

He will now turn his thoughts to again playing in the Big Bash for 2018-2019 with the Sydney Thunder.