New Delhi: Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died on Thursday in Sydney hospital, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer from Sean Abbott in a Sheffield Shield game played between New South Wales and Southern Australia.
The left-hander immediately collapsed on the ground after being hit. It wasn't a pleasant sight at the Sydney Cricket Ground. An ambulance arrived at the ground and Hughes was rushed to the hospital on a stretcher.
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Hughes played 26 Tests in his short-career, scoring 1,535 runs at 32.65 with three centuries and seven fifties. His final Test was at Lord's in July 2013.
He also played 25 ODIs, and remains the only Australian to score a century on ODI debut. His final ODI came last month against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, one week after he played his lone T20 international against the same opposition in Dubai.