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Phillip Hughes’ career in numbers

On occasion of Phillip Hughes’ 29th birthday anniversary, here we look at all the stats and numbers from his career.

Phil Hughes
Phillip Hughes. (© Getty Images)

Phillip Hughes was regarded to be the next big thing produced by Australia and he showed glimpses of it with his exploits at an early age. However, his career came to an unfortunate end after he was struck on the neck by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game in 2014, the injury proved fatal and he passed away three days before what could have been his 26th birthday. The whole cricketing fraternity mourned the loss of a young talent and Phil will remain a part of most peoples memory forever.

On occasion of Phillip Hughes’ 29th birthday anniversary, here we look at all the stats and numbers from his career.

1 – He became the first and the only Australian till date to score a century on ODI debut. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in Melbourne in 2013 where he scored 112 off 129 balls.

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1 – Hughes is the only player in Youth ODI history to score centuries in first two ODI games. He, in fact, is the only Australian and one of eight players till day to score consecutive centuries in Youth ODI cricket. His 101 on Youth ODI debut and 112 on ODI debut makes him the only player with centuries on debut in both ODI and Youth ODI cricket.


1 – Hughes’ 202* for Australia A against South Africa A was the first double century in List A cricket by an Australian. He struck 18 fours and 6 sixes in the innings which came off 151 balls in Darwin on 29th July 2014. Ben Dunk with 229* and Travis Head with 202 broke the 200-run barrier in 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons respectively. His 243* against South Africa A in the same season in Townsville is the highest individual score in FC by any player for Australia A.


3 – He is one of the three players along with Pieter Malan and Virat Kohli to average 40+ in first-class cricket, List A cricket and Twenty20 cricket. Hughes averaged 46.51 in FC, 47.25 in List A and 42.69 in T20s.


20y 98d – At the age of 20 years and 98 days, Hughes became the youngest to score two centuries in a Test match. He scored 115 and 160 in the 2009 Cape Town Test against South Africa.


387 – His tally of 387 runs in the Youth ODI series in 2007 against Pakistan is the 2nd highest for any player in a bilateral Youth ODI series. Haseeb Hameed bettered it with 389 runs in the 5-match series against South Africa in 2014.


163 – Hughes’ partnership of 163 runs with Ashton Agar in 2013 against England in Nottingham was then the highest for the 10th wicket in Test cricket. The James Anderson and Joe Root pair added 198 against India at the same venue a year later.


25y 362d – The age at which Hughes passed away. He is the 7th youngest Test cricketers, 6th youngest ODI player and the youngest T20I player to leave this world.


46 – Hughes passed away on 27th November 2014, 46 days after playing an International game, an ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah which proved to be his last. Only Fred Grace (14) passed away at a shorter span after appearing in an International match.

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