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Tributes pour in for Phil Hughes 3 years on

2017-11-27 10:40
Phil Hughes (Getty)

Cape Town - While Australia celebrated beating England in the first Test in Brisbane on Monday, there was also the sobering reality of it being the three-year anniversary of Phil Hughes' death. 

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The former Aussie opening batsman died on November 27, 2014 just two days after he was hit in the helmet by a Shaun Abbott delivery in a first-class game. 

Three years on, Hughes' life is still being celebrated and there was an outpouring of tributes from the cricketing world on Monday. 

Even England's 'Barmy Army', with their side on the verge of defeat on Monday, played their part with a chorus of 'There's only one Phillip Hughes' ringing out at The Gabba. 

It provided a touching moment between two of world cricket's fiercest rivals, and there were messages of support all over social media. 

Hughes, who was 25 when he died, played 26 Test matches and 25 ODIs for Australia, scoring a total of 11 international centuries. 

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