In pics: The fatal bouncer that hit Australian cricketer Hughes

  • Agencies, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 27, 2014 12:00 IST

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer during a domestic match.

Governing body Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed the 25-year-old had lost his fight for life.

"We are extremely sad to announce that Phillip Hughes has passed away at the age of 25," CA said on its Twitter feed.

"Our thoughts go out to Phillip's family, friends, and the entire cricket community on this incredibly sad day."

There were no further details.

Hughes had spent a second night in a Sydney hospital in an induced coma after having an emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

The batsman was struck on the head by a ball, a devastating blow which experts compared to trauma suffered by victims of a car crash, at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Below are the pictures that show how Hughes was hit during the match:

How Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes was hit on his head, and died

(With inputs from Reuters)

(Pics from Agencies)

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