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IND vs AUS 2020: 1st ODI – Players to pay tribute to Late Phil Hughes on his sixth death anniversary


Phil Hughes, the former Australian opening batsman, left the world at a verge young age. The date of 27th November is a very emotional day for all the cricket loving fans. But it is more touching to the Australian team and fans in particular.

In the first ODI match between Australia and India, which will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground, both the teams will likely pay tribute to the former opening batsman of the Australian team. Phil Hughes left this world when he was just 25 years old. The date 27th November 2020 will mark his sixth death anniversary.

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On 25th November 2014, Hughes played his last match for South Australia in the Sheffield Trophy match against New South Wales at Sydney Cricket Ground. When he was batting at 63 runs, he was hit by a bouncer from Sean Abbott.

Hughes had his helmet on, in his last game. He was taken to the hospital immediately after that horrifying incident. But he eventually lost that battle, and he left the world on 27th November 2014. Six years ago, Team India was in Australia on their tour. This incident had also left the visitors in shock.

Hughes died a tragic death was because he had sustained a brain hemorrhage. He couldn’t regain his consciousness even after two days after the ferocious bouncer hit him. He took his last breath in a hospital near SCG.

He died just before celebrating his 26th birthday, which was only three days away. His death still saddens the cricketing world, even now after six long years have passed by. Phil Hughes played from the year 2009 to 2014 as the opening batsman for Australia.

He had featured in 26 Test matches and 24 ODI Matches for the country. Phil’s final score was 63 runs in his last game. As a tribute to this opening batsman, the Indian and Australian players will stand for 63 seconds in the memory of Phil Hughes to recognize his final and unbeaten score.

The Australian players will also be wearing a black armband in the first ODI. The armband will feature the initials of the late cricketer, Philp Hughes on his sixth death anniversary. Then both the countries will resume their rivalries on the field.

The ODI between India and Australia is their first match for India after they returned from New Zealand. At the same time, Australia will play their second series in the 50 over format after beating England on their home soil. India will tour Australia for a full-fleshed series.

The visitors will play three ODIs, Three T20Is and four Test matches against the Aussies starting from Friday 27th November 2020.

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