25 Nov 2015

Tribute for Phillip Hughes during third Test

5:20 am on 25 November 2015

There will be special tribute to the late Phillip Hughes during the first break on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide on Friday.

Phillip Hughes tribute black armband.

Phillip Hughes tribute black armband. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

At 4:08pm local time, a tribute to Hughes will be played on the big screen at the Adelaide Oval.

It will be a year since Hughes, the 408th Australian to wear the Baggy Green, died after a freak accident at the SCG.

Hughes, batting for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match, was struck in the neck by a ball bowled by New South Wales quick Sean Abbott.

The injury caused a haemorrhage to the brain, a rare sequence of events, and Hughes died two days later, just days short of his 26th birthday sending the cricketing world into shock.

The popular cricketer, who played 26 Tests for Australia, will be remembered by his peers and fans alike on Friday at the Adelaide Test and at three Sheffirld Shield matches around Australia.

All players involved in all four matches will wear black armbands in a mark of respect to Hughes.

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