It's official: Hughes will be 63 not out forever

30 November 2014

Hughes posted an unbeaten 63 in his final innings // Getty Images

Cricket Australia amends Sheffield Shield scorecard to remove 'retired hurt' in symbolic gesture

Phillip Hughes will forever be 63 not out after the official scorecard for his final match was adjusted by Cricket Australia.

Hughes was listed as 'retired hurt' after he was struck on the neck and rushed to hospital during the first day of South Australia's match against NSW at the SCG on Tuesday.

The left-hander passed away two days later, leading to an outpouring of grief across the sporting world.


The match was abandoned following Hughes's injury and, given he was not replaced at the crease by another batsman, the official scorecard has been altered to show him as 63 not out.

"It might seem like a little thing, but it's an important distinction," said Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.

"Phillip will forever remain 63 not out."


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