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SCG put out 63 bats to pay tribute

SCG put out 63 bats to pay tribute
The outpouring of emotions over the tragic death of Phillip Hughes continues and the Sydney Cricket Ground, where the youngster was fatally struck on his head, paid its tribute by putting out 63 bats inside the stadium as a mark of remembrance to his final score. The ground, where Hughes played his final knock in a domestic game, was thrown open for mourners for a live screening of the batsman’s funeral in Macksville, New South Wales.

The Daily Telegraph reported a “steady stream of mourners” filled up the turf and paid their last respects. “...a makeshift shrine set up at the Randwick End of the pitch. It marks the fateful spot where Phillip Hughes lost his life playing the game he loved.  Sets of stumps are set up at either end, hauntingly with one bail lying on the ground next to them. Some 63 cricket bats stretch from deep backward point to the entry of the Members Stand, a poignant nod to Phillip Hughes’ final not out score,” the newspaper reported.
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