Phillip Hughes 63* forever

2014-12-01 14:06
A portrait of Phillip Hughes, who died from his injuries, is pictured on the scoreboard at the Sharjah cricket stadium. (Aamir Qureshi, AFP)

Cape Town - Phillip Hughes will forever be 63 not out after the official scorecard for his final match was adjusted by Cricket Australia.

Hughes was listed as 'retired hurt' after he was struck on the neck and rushed to hospital during the first day of South Australia's Sheffield Shield match against New South Waled at the SCG last Tuesday.

The left-hander passed away two days later, leading to an outpouring of grief across the sporting world.

The match was abandoned following Hughes's injury and, given he was not replaced at the crease by another batsman, the official scorecard has been altered to show him as 63 not out.

"It might seem like a little thing, but it's an important distinction," said Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.

"Phillip will forever remain 63 not out."

Hughes' No 64 ODI shirt, previously worn by the 25-year-old, has already been retired following his death.

Hughes' funeral will take place on Wednesday in his family's home town of Macksville in northern New South Wales.

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