Tributes were paid to Phillip Hughes during the third Test between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide

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Tributes were paid to Phillip Hughes during the third Test between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide one year on from his death.

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Hughes passed away on November 27, 2014, after being struck by a bouncer and that day ‒ one of the darkest in cricket history ‒ was remembered with low-key but moving tributes at his family’s request.

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The first international five-dayer to be played with a pink ball saw both teams wear black armbands and a video montage played at 4.08pm during the first scheduled break in play at the Adelaide Oval ‒ the adopted home ground of Hughes. It was in honour of his Test cap number ‒ 408.

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No minute’s silence was held out of respect for his grieving family, who wanted commemorations to be kept to a minimum. A message ‒ ‘Remembering 408’ ‒ remained on the scoreboard throughout.

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Michael Clarke led the tributes on social media as he shared an Instagram photograph of himself cuddling his new-born daughter alongside the message: ‘Wish you were here #408.’

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