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Gone to soon

Gone to soon
Name Phillip Joel Hughes
Birthdate November 30, 1988 (age 25)
Birthplace Macksville, New South Wales
Batting Style Left-handed opening batsman
Batting figures (matches, innings, not outs, runs, highest score, average, 100s, 50s, caught)
Tests 26 (Inn 49; Runs 1535; HS 160; Ave 32.65; three hundreds, seven fifties)
ODIs 25 (Inn 24; Runs 826; HS 138*; Ave 35.91; two hundreds and four fifties
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, February 2009
Last Test England v Australia at Lord’s, July 2013
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground, January 2013
Last ODI Australia v Pak at Abu Dhabi, Oct 2014

ICC condole phil Hughes’s death

The International Cricket Council on Thursday offered its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to his head injuries that he sustained during a domestic match in Sydney on Tuesday. “We are all shocked and saddened with the news of Phillip’s passing. On behalf of the entire cricket community, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to his family and friends,” ICC chairman N Srinivasan said. ICC chief executive David Richardson said the whole of cricketing fraternity was devastated by the news. “He was a naturally gifted player who entertained many with his attacking approach to the game. All those who play, have played or are in any way connected to the game are devastated by the news. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy at this difficult time,” said Richardson.

Pak vs NZ test postponed for a day
The second day’s play in the third and final test between Pakistan and New Zealand has been abandoned on news of the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes on Thursday. The decision was taken by the officials of both Pakistan Cricket Board and New Zealand Cricket after the news that 25-year-old Hughes died on Thursday, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. Play will now resume on Friday, to be considered as the second day’s play, and both the cricket boards decided to extend the test match by one day. Pakistan scored a strong 281-3 with opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez unbeaten on 178 and captain Misbah-ul-Haq not out on 38.

India’s practice match called off
The Indian cricket team’s second warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI here has been called off following the tragic death of Phillip Hughes.  The two-day match, which was to begin on Friday, was India’s last practice fixture before the first Test against Australia, scheduled to start in Brisbane from December 4. The Australian cricketer died at St. Vincent Hospital in Sydney on Thursday, two days after he was struck by a bouncer while batting in a Sheffield Shield game at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Hughes was 25. 

The Indian squad members had just completed the fitness regime of their training session at the Adelaide Oval and were getting ready for the nets when team director Ravi Shastri gathered them in a circle on the turf before breaking the sad news. Soon after Shastri was done with, the training session was cancelled, and players and staff collected their gear and left the venue.

MCC condole death of Phil Hughes
The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Thursday joined the global cricket fraternity in condoling the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes. Hughes, 25, was playing for South Australia when he was hit by New South Wales pacer Sean Abbott’s bouncer and it proved fatal. The MCC flag at Lord’s has been lowered in respect. MCC president David Morgan, who watched Hughes’ Test debut in South Africa, said, “This devastating loss has shocked the cricket world, and on behalf of MCC I offer our condolences to his family and friends. I well remember his first series in South Africa. Phillip was a fine cricketer.’

Sri Lanka Cricket mourns loss
Sri Lanka Cricket have mourned the untimely demise of young Australian batsman Phil Hughes, who today succumbed to his head injury after getting hit by a bouncer during a domestic match in Sydney. “His loss will no doubt be a blow to world of cricket”, Nishantha Ranatunga, SLC secretary said. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said, “We are saddened and shocked at Phil Hughes’ untimely death. Hughes was a terrific young player and we found him to be a very cheerful and friendly person”. Hughes toured Sri Lanka in August 2011 and scored a century in the final Test to help Australia win the three-match series 1-0.

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