Callum Ferguson was on the losing side in the Big Bash for the first time in 2018-2019 as Sydney Thunder went down by seven wickets to home side Hobart Hurricanes.

The Worcestershire batsman went in at number three and made a quickfire 15 off just eight deliveries with a strike rate of 187.50.

He upper cut Sussex paceman Jofra Archer for six over third man and struck two other impressive boundaries.

Ferguson was dismissed with the total 66-2 in the seventh over when he went for a scoop shot to fine leg against slow left armer Clive Rose and was bowled.

England player Jos Buttler struck 89 off 54 balls to help set what appeared to be an imposing total of 193-6 in 20 overs.

But Hurricanes captain Matthew Wade (85) and fellow opener D’Arcy Short (58) put on 120 in 12.1 overs.

The Hurricanes eventually sealed victory with five balls to spare.

Ferguson, who is returning to Blackfinch New Road on May 1, and his team-mates had won their opening two matches.

They will next be in action against Adelaide Strikers on New Year’s Eve.