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Phillip

Hughes

Batsman

Bats Left Hand

Did you know?

Hughes’s passion was breeding Angus cattle at his family’s property in Macksville, New South Wales under the name Four O Eight Angus (after his Test cap number 408).

RUNS
1535
AVERAGE
32.66

Phillip

Hughes

Batsman

Bats Left Hand

Did you know?

Hughes’s passion was breeding Angus cattle at his family’s property in Macksville, New South Wales under the name Four O Eight Angus (after his Test cap number 408).

RUNS
826
AVERAGE
35.91

Phillip

Hughes

Batsman

Bats Left Hand

Did you know?

Hughes’s passion was breeding Angus cattle at his family’s property in Macksville, New South Wales under the name Four O Eight Angus (after his Test cap number 408).

RUNS
6
AVERAGE
6

Batsman

Bats Left Hand

AGE
25
HEIGHT
170CM
BORN

Macksville

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

SA

SA
LOCAL CLUB

East Torrens

Bio

A prodigious batting talent and prolific run-scorer with a bright future ahead of him, Phillip Joel Hughes tragically lost his life on November 27, 2014, two days after he was struck by a short ball while batting for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Hughes’s death triggered an outpouring of emotion rarely witnessed in cricket, with the 25-year-old a hugely popular figure within the sport, both domestically and internationally.

With an unorthodox homespun technique and an impressive first-class record to his name – having already become the youngest to score a century in a Sheffield Shield final – Hughes burst onto the international scene with a record-breaking performance against South Africa in 2009.

In just his second Test, a star was born in Durban when Hughes became the youngest batsman in history to score centuries in each innings of a match, at the age of 20 years and 96 days.

But despite the dream start to his career, the left-handed opener was soon to experience the fickleness of form and the trials and tribulations of international cricket.

Dropped on Australia’s 2009 Ashes tour just three Tests after his heroics against the Proteas, he played out the next four years of his Test career as an in-again, out-again member of Ricky Ponting’s, and then Michael Clarke’s, teams.

A third Test century – this one a series-saving effort alongside Clarke, who also made a century – came in Colombo in August 2011, but again it was followed soon after by a lean trot.

During Australia’s two-Test series against New Zealand in 2011, Hughes was caught by Martin Guptill off the bowling of Chris Martin in four successive innings.

A switch to South Australia in 2012 seemed to reinvigorate Hughes and he also showed his ability in 50-over cricket, in which he became the first Australian to score a century on their one-day international debut.

In 2014, he added to his unique list of records by becoming the first Australian male to score a double century in a List A match, hitting a six off the final ball against South Africa A in Darwin to reach the milestone.

Weeks later, again for Australia A, he posted his highest first-class score of 243 not out to give every indication he was primed for a return to Test cricket.

In his final innings, Hughes finished 63 not out as he pushed his claim for Test honours one final time.

A country lad who chased his Baggy Green dreams

Special video tribute to Phillip Hughes

Career retrospective in pictures

Australia farewells Phillip Joel Hughes

A celebration veiled by unbearable sadness 

Michael Clarke's emotional goodbye speech

MATCHES
26
DEBUT
2009
CAP NO
408
BEST BATTING
160
BEST BOWLING
-
Batting
RUNS
1535
INNINGS
49
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
32.66
100s
3
50s
7
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
25
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
198
BEST BATTING
138
BEST BOWLING
-
Batting
RUNS
826
INNINGS
24
NOT OUTS
1
AVERAGE
35.91
100s
2
50s
4
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
1
DEBUT
2014
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
6
BEST BOWLING
-
Batting
RUNS
6
INNINGS
1
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
6
100s
0
50s
0
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
113
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
243
BEST BOWLING
-
Batting
RUNS
8960
INNINGS
208
NOT OUTS
14
AVERAGE
46.19
100s
26
50s
45
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
3.5
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
36
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
114
BEST BOWLING
-
Batting
RUNS
1352
INNINGS
36
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
43.61
100s
1
50s
11
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0

Adelaide applauds Warner's 63

David Warner reaches 63 for the second successive innings and the score - the same as Phillip Hughes reached in his final innings - is again recognised


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On field for the Hughes tribute

cricket.com.au takes you onto the Adelaide Oval for the touching 63 seconds of applause for Phillip Hughes on day one of teh first Commonwealth Bank Test


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Phillip Hughes honoured at first Test

An emotional moment ahead of the first Commonwealth Bank Test as Phillip Hughes is honoured with a Richie Beneaud video tribute and 63 seconds of applause


Australia batsmen to honour 63 in tribute

The final unbeaten score of Phillip Hughes is now a milestone of remembrance and tribute for batsmen


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Warner leads reaction to Hughes tributes

An emotion-charged atmosphere translated into some electric run-scoring for the Australians


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Jack Thompson's reading of '63 not out'

Iconic Aussie actor Jack Thompson reads Phillip Hughes tribute poem