<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Neil Broom" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130925212257.jpg" title="Neil Broom" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Neil Broom smashed 117 off just 56 deliveries in the match against Perth Scorchers © PTI</p> </div> <strong>Jaipur: Sep 25, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Neil-Broom/post" target="_blank">Neil Broom</a>, the <a href="/tags/Otago-Volts/post" target="_blank">Otago Volts</a> batsman who <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/CLT20-2013-Neil-Broom-s-117-powers-Otago-Volts-to-242-4-against-Perth-Scorchers/31335" target="_blank">blasted the first century of Champions League T20</a> this season to help his team beat Perth Scorchers , termed his unbeaten 56-ball 117 run knock as special one.<br /> <br /> Talking to reporters after the match, the 29-year-old Christchurch batsman said that his recent stint with <a href="/tags/New-Zealand-A/post" target="_blank">New Zealand A</a> has helped him.<br /> <br /> "It was a special knock. I was here with New Zealand 'A' side but on this type of wicket and these conditions I feel it was special. We were stuck up a little after the fall of couple of early wickets but soon the momentum back," he said.<br /> <br /> Asked if there was any plan to counterattack after those two early wickets, Broom said he played cautiously initially but soon got momentum going.<br /> <br /> Team coach Vaun Johnson said he was pleased with Broom's effort.<br /> <br /> "I feel it was one of the best knocks in T20 history. It was a very special effort. We had lost two early wickets and was not easy for him," said Johnson.<br /> <br /> Perth Scorchers captain <a href="/tags/Simon-Katich/post" target="_blank">Simon Katich</a>, on the other hand, said that his side buckled under the pressure of a huge target.<br /> <br /> "We lost a few quick wickets and the pressure mounted on us. Despite that <a href="/tags/Hilton-Cartwright/post" target="_blank">Hilton Cartwright</a> played a good knock and did his bit," he said.<br /> <br /> Praising the wicket, Katich said, "It had something for bowlers and batsmen too. It offered movement and the batsmen also could score on this surface."