THE immediate reactions were shock and sadness from across the globe as news of Phillip Hughes’ tragic death filtered through on Thursday.

    AS the cricket community wrestles with what to do next after Phillip Hughes’ death, RON REED writes the first Test against India should proceed, with the result mattering less than the symbolism of playing it.

    PHILLIP Hughes’ family and Australian captain Michael Clarke have delivered an emotional goodbye after the batsman tragically died from a head injury today.

    AUSTRALIAN cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after being struck in the head while batting at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He was 25.

    IT is doubtful whether any incident has caused more widespread grief in Australian cricket than the loss of one of the game’s most likeable characters.

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    T20 International - Australia v South Africa

    Nov 07, 2014

    Event:                         T20 International
    Teams:                        Australia v South Africa
    Date:                           Friday November 7, 2014
    Start time:                   7.38pm

    Curtain-raiser:
    Women's T20 - Australia v West Indies (start time 2.30pm)

    Gate opening times:
    Public: 2.15pm
    MCC members: 2.15pm

    Expected attendance: 20,000

    Tickets

    Public tickets and MCC members' visitor tickets and reserved seats on sale at Ticketek HERE.

    MCG seating plan

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3 - 1.30pm
    Gate 5 - 3.00pm
    Gate 6 - 4.00pm
    Gate 7 - 7.00am (pass holders only) 

    TEAMS

    Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), Sean Abbott, Doug Bollinger, Cameron Boyce, Patrick Cummins, Ben Cutting, Ben Dunk (wk), James Faulkner, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Reardon, Kane Richardson, Shane Watson and Cameron White. 

    South Africa: JP Duminy (capt), Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, Marchant de Lange, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw and David Wiese.