A sad day for cricket

Published November 27, 2014
Australia's Phillip Hughes watches his shot during the fourth day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo on September 19, 2011. — Reuters
Australia's Phillip Hughes watches his shot during the fourth day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo on September 19, 2011. — Reuters
Australia's Phillip Hughes touches his head during a training session before the third Ashes cricket test match against England at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester on July 30, 2013. — Reuters
Australia's Phillip Hughes touches his head during a training session before the third Ashes cricket test match against England at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester on July 30, 2013. — Reuters
In this September 19, 2011 file photo, Australia's batsman Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring a century during the fourth day's play of the third cricket test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Colombo. Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday. — AP
In this September 19, 2011 file photo, Australia's batsman Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring a century during the fourth day's play of the third cricket test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Colombo. Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday. — AP
In this October 5, 2014 file photo, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes hits the ball during the first International T20 cricket match against Pakistan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. — AP
In this October 5, 2014 file photo, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes hits the ball during the first International T20 cricket match against Pakistan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. — AP
In a file picture taken on December 13, 2012 Australia's player Phil Hughes (R) looks on with captain Michael Clarke (L) during a training session ahead of the first cricket Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Hobart. — AFP
In a file picture taken on December 13, 2012 Australia's player Phil Hughes (R) looks on with captain Michael Clarke (L) during a training session ahead of the first cricket Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Hobart. — AFP
In this file picture taken on June 12, 2013, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes leaves the field after being run out during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England. —  AFP
In this file picture taken on June 12, 2013, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes leaves the field after being run out during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England. — AFP
In this Jan 3, 2011 file photo, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes receives the ball on his body as he plays at the ball against England on the first day's play of their fifth and final Ashes cricket test at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia. — AP
In this Jan 3, 2011 file photo, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes receives the ball on his body as he plays at the ball against England on the first day's play of their fifth and final Ashes cricket test at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia. — AP
In this file picture taken on June 8, 2013, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes bats during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England. — AFP
In this file picture taken on June 8, 2013, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes bats during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England. — AFP

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died Thursday from the injuries sustained when he was hit by a bouncer in a domestic game this week, Cricket Australia said. Hughes was 25.

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