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'No no no no no no' - sport stunned by Hughes' death SYDNEY: Players and politicians expressed shock and grounds fell silent on Thursday as the cricket world plunged into mourning after the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes.Ripples from the demise of Hughes, two days after he was knocked unconscious by a cricket ball, quickly spread across the planet as the sport reeled from a rare death in competition.Play was called off on the second day of the third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah, with some players described as distraught.An image of a smiling Hughes adorned the electronic scoreboard in the empty stadium in the United Arab Emirates, where the 25-year-old recently played for Australia.At the Adelaide Oval, home ground of Hughes's South Australia team, the heart-wrenching message "Vale Phillip Hughes 1988-2014" was posted on an otherwise empty scoreboard.Australian legend Adam Gilchrist summed up the shock at Hughes's death with a tweet that read: "No no no no ...

Hughes death a 'freakish accident', says doctor SYDNEY: Batsman Phillip Hughes died of an "incredibly rare" condition after he was hit in the neck by a cricket ball, causing bleeding into his brain, his Australian doctors said Thursday.Hughes was attempting a pull-shot to a short-pitched delivery, during a domestic match between New South Wales and South Australia on Tuesday, when the rising ball hit the left side of his neck.The 25-year-old South Australia player remained standing for a short time before collapsing ...
Phillip Hughes factfile SYDNEY: Factfile on Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died Thursday after being hit on the head by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield cricket match in Sydney on Tuesday:Name: Phillip Joel HughesBirthdate: November 30, 1988 (age 25)Birthplace: Macksville, New South WalesStyle: Left-handed opening batsmanBatting figures (matches, innings, not outs, runs, highest score, average, 100s, 50s, caught)Tests: 26 49 2 1535 160 32.65 3 7 15ODIs: 25 24 1 826 138* 35.91 2 4 5T20s: 1 ...
Phillip Hughes, talented young batsman loved by all SYDNEY: Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes was battling to regain his place on the national Test side when he was felled by a bouncer at the Sydney Cricket Ground.His mother and sister were in the stands watching. Two days later on Thursday, the 25-year-old died from his injuries in a Sydney hospital, surrounded by family and friends. He was due to celebrate his 26th birthday on Sunday.The popular young batsman played 26 Tests for his country ...
Hughes' death 'sad day for cricket': Tendulkar NEW DELHI: Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar led tributes in India on Thursday for Australian opener Phillip Hughes, calling the death of his former team-mate a "sad day for cricket"."Shocked to hear about Phil. Sad day for cricket," said Tendulkar, who played alongside the 25-year-old Hughes in the Indian Premier League."Deepest condolences to family, friends and well wishers. RIP," Tendulkar said on Twitter of his former Mumbai Indians teammate.Former and current Indian stars joined Tendulkar in ...
Pakistan-N. Zealand play abandoned after Hughes death SHARJAH: The second day's play in the third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand was abandoned Thursday as mark of respect for Australia's Phillip Hughes.The 26-year-old Hughes, who won 26 Test caps, died Thursday of injuries sustained when hit by a short-pitched ball in a domestic match on Tuesday in Sydney.Match referee Andy Pycroft of Zimbabwe said: "The second day's play is suspended and the match will resume on Friday. The match will now be ...
Shock as Hughes dies from head injuries SYDNEY: Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a head injury after a sickening on-field blow in one of the highest-profile sporting fatalities since the death of Formula One great Ayrton Senna.Hughes, who was due to celebrate his 26th birthday this weekend, never regained consciousness after being hit on the base of his skull by a rising ball as he batted for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday."It ...


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