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

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

PHILLIP Hughes has died from head injuries suffered on Tuesday when he was hit in the head by a bouncer at the SCG. He was days from his 26th birthday.

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.

PHILLIP Hughes has died from his head injuries, according to a statement from Cricket Australia on Thursday.

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Should Andrew Symonds be recalled to Australia's Test team for Thursday's match at the Gabba?
Nov 17, 2008

Should Andrew Symonds be recalled to Australia's Test team for Thursday's match at the Gabba?

Yes

56.7%

No

43.3%

Total votes - 104

Do you agree with Shane Crawford's decision to retire?
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Do you agree with Shane Crawford's decision to retire?

Yes

90.3%

No

9.7%

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Oct 01, 2008

Will you be attending the International Rules match on October 31 at the MCG?

Yes

59.9%

No

26.8%

Too early to tell

13.4%

Total votes - 837

Which team do you think will win the 2008 AFL Grand Final?
Sep 21, 2008

Which team do you think will win the 2008 AFL Grand Final?

Geelong

51.3%

Hawthorn

48.7%

Total votes - 894

Who do you think will play off in the 2008 AFL Grand Final?
Sep 15, 2008

Who do you think will play off in the 2008 AFL Grand Final?

Geelong-Hawthorn

68.2%

Geelong-St Kilda

20.8%

Western Bulldogs-Hawthorn

4.1%

Western Bulldogs-St Kilda

6.9%

Total votes - 682