Hughes' brother makes 63

2014-12-13 12:35
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Sydney - Phillip Hughes' older brother returned to Sydney grade cricket on Saturday for the first time since the Australia batsman's death, and Jason Hughes had a most appropriate score.

The elder Hughes scored 63 for Mosman against Sydney, the same number of runs his brother made when he was fatally struck by a bouncer two weeks ago at the Sydney Cricket Ground in a domestic first-class match. Phillip Hughes died two days later on Nov. 27.

Mosman team officials said Jason Hughes was not aware of his score when his innings ended.

The figure of 63 was used in many tributes to Phillip Hughes following his death, including a 63-second applause at the start of the first test between India and Australia in Adelaide this week.

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