The passing away of Phillip Hughes saw a massive outpour of tributes from across the world © Getty Images
The passing away of Phillip Hughes saw a massive outpour of tributes from across the world © Getty Images

Nov 28, 2014

The second day of the third and final Test between Pakistan and New Zealand was off to a sombre start, with the New Zealand players bearing the initials ‘P.H’ on their jerseys under the fern logo in memory of the late Phillip Hughes, who passed away on Thursday morning at a Sydney hospital after getting struck by a bouncer behind his ear, despite wearing a helmet. There were special tributes in memory of the Australian batsman, including both teams placing their bats near the boundary with a cap on it, as well as  with the players observing a minute’s silence as well as wearing black arm bands.

 

 

 

Pakistan resumed from their score of 281 for three at the start of the second day which was postponed to Friday due to the gloomy atmosphere that wouldn’t have allowed the players from either camps to concentrate on their game properly. The play was so devoid of emotion on the second game on Friday, that New Zealand did not even celebrate the dismissal of Misbah-ul-Haq, who was caught by wicket-keeper BJ Watling, who was caught off the bowling of Tim Southee.

 

 

 

 

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died Thursday from his injuries after being hit on the head by a bouncer in a domestic game this week, never regaining consciousness, reported AFP. “It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away,” Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said in a statement.

The 25-year-old South Australian batsman, who was pushing for a Test recall against India in Brisbane next week, was knocked out after the ball made impact under his helmet, behind his left ear.

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