Phillip Hughes dies aged 25

Phillip Hughes has died as a result of the injuries he sustained when struck by a bouncer on Tuesday, Cricket Australia has confirmed. He was 25.

Team doctor Peter Brukner confirmed the news in a statement released on Thursday afternoon.

"It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away," Brukner said. "He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday. He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends.

"As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip's family and friends at this incredibly sad time. Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected."

Players, coaches and other friends had been in and out of St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney throughout Wednesday and Thursday, visiting Hughes and supporting his family, and each other. Australia's captain Michael Clarke, a close friend of Hughes', had been at the hospital until after midnight on Wednesday night and returned at about 6am on Thursday.

Brad Haddin, Steven Smith, Shane Watson, David Warner, Nathan Lyon, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Starc and Daniel Smith all spent time at the hospital, as did Ricky Ponting, Simon Katich, Phil Jaques and Brett Lee. Some flew in from interstate, including Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, Peter Siddle, Peter Forrest, George Bailey, Ed Cowan, Justin Langer, and Cricket Australia's CEO James Sutherland and high performance manager Pat Howard. The national coach Darren Lehmann was there as well.

Also keeping vigil at the hospital were the Hughes family, including his mother and sister, who had been at the Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales on Tuesday when Hughes was struck by the bouncer while batting on 63.

"The entire NSW cricket community offers our heartfelt condolences to Phillip's mother and father Virginia and Greg, sister Megan and brother Jason at this most difficult of times," John Warn, the Cricket New South Wales chairman said. "Their grief is being felt across the country and around the cricket world as the extended cricket family comes to terms with the sad loss of a very popular and talented young player.

"Phillip touched so many people playing for NSW, Australia, South Australia, county cricket in England and the IPL in India. A lovable, quiet and affectionate young man from the farming community of Macksville, Phillip has left an indelible impression on the game as a player and a person."


Carrier of Phillip Hughes

International centuries
Test centuries
Phillip Hughes's Test centuries
No. Score Match Against     City/Country             Venue                               Year
[1] 115           2 South Africa Durban,South Africa Kingsmead Cricket Ground 2009
[2] 160            2 South Africa Durban,South Africa Kingsmead Cricket Ground 2009
[3] 126          13 Sri Lanka Colombo,Sri Lanka  Sinhalese Sports Club Ground 2011

One Day International centuries

Phillip Hughes One Day International centuries
No. Score Match Against   City/Country                        Venue                         Year
[1] 112         1   Sri Lanka Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 2013
[2] 138* 5    Sri Lanka Hobart, Australia          Blundstone Arena                    2013


Awards
New South Wales Rising Star Award: 2007
Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year: 2009
Sheffield Shield Player of the Year: 2008/09
Domestic Player of the Year: 2012/13
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