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