R.I.P. Philip Hughes 1988 – 2014

Australia Test batsman Phillip Hughes passed away aged 25, two days after being struck on the top of the neck by a ball during a domestic match in Sydney.

Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he passed away in hospital, never regaining consciousness.

Hughes, who also played for Hampshire, Middlesex and Worcestershire, was hit by a delivery from bowler Sean Abbott.

Hughes, batting for South Australia, collapsed face first on the ground after being hit by a bouncer from 22-year-old Abbott during a Sheffield Shield game against New South Wales.

Hughes had been wearing a helmet but the ball struck him at the top of the neck, causing the injury.

He had CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation at the ground before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, where he had a 90-minute operation to relieve pressure on his brain.

Abbott and members of the Australian national team, including Clarke, visited Hughes in hospital.


Phillip Hughes
Test Career ODI career
* Hughes played in one Twenty20 game, scoring six runs
Tests played 26 ODI’s played 25
Innings 49 Innings 24
Runs 1,535 Runs 826
Highest score 160 Highest score 138
Average 32.65 Average 35.91


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