Phillip Hughes 63 not out forever, says Cricket Australia

BBC News : Phillip Hughes’s final innings has been adjusted to show him being 63 not out after an update from Cricket Australia.

Hughes, 25, died on Thursday, two days after being hit by a bouncer in a domestic match in Australia.

The scoreboard had listed him as retired hurt but the match was abandoned and he was not replaced.

“It might seem like a little thing, but it’s an important distinction,” said CA chief James Sutherland. “Phillip will forever remain 63 not out.”

His innings will now be officially recorded as an unbeaten 63.

The number 64 shirt of the left-handed Australian batsman has already been retired following his death.

Hughes’s funeral will take place at 03:00 GMT on Wednesday in his family’s home town of Macksville in northern New South Wales.

Australia’s first Test against India will not now start on Thursday as it had been scheduled to be.

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