Cricketer Phillip Hughes remembered at test
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Cricketer Phillip Hughes was remembered with black armbands, flowers and a video tribute Tuesday at the first Australia-India test.
Hughes had been in line to play this test, which was delayed four days to allow the Australia team to mourn. He died 12 days ago at age 25 after being hit in the head by a ball during a domestic match.
Hughes was the honorary 13th man in Australia’s lineup. Flowers lined part of the Adelaide Oval and “408” — Hughes’ test cap number — was painted on the grass. Australian players wore No. 408, and both teams donned black armbands.
Hughes’ funeral was last week in Macksville, New South Wales. He played most recently for South Australia state and was a popular member of the Adelaide team.