Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 16:42
Phil Hughes dies
Australia Test batsman Phil Hughes died, two days after being hit on the head by a ball.
Australian Team Doctor Peter Brukner said he never regained consciousness and died in hospital in Sydney.
Hughes, was carried off on a stretcher at the Sydney Cricket Ground after a short-pitched delivery struck his head, missing his helmet.
He had CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before being taken to hospital and placed in an induced coma.
Hughes collapsed face first on the ground after being hit by the bouncer from Sean Abbott during the Sheffield Shield game.
Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council offered its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Phillip Hughes.
ICC Chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan said they are all shocked and saddened with the news of Phillip’s passing.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said in Dubai that Hughes was a naturally gifted player who entertained many with his attacking approach to the game.
Born in Macksville, New South Wales, Hughes made his Test debut against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2009 and in only his second Test match, in Durban, he became the youngest cricketer to score two centuries in a Test.
Hughes played 26 Test matches (scoring 1,535 runs, including 3 centuries), 25 One-Day Internationals (scoring 826 runs, including two centuries) – most recently in the victory over Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in October - and one T20 International.