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The News Minute| December 3, 2014| 11:20 am IST The focus of the world media descended onto the small rural town of Macksville, Australia, today for Phil Hughes’ funeral. Memorial on the SCG straight after funeral for #PhillipHughes Amazing scenes here. @9NewsSyd pic.twitter.com/kSGHXDL2qw — Neil Breen (@breenie9) December 3, 2014 Hughes, all of 25, was struck by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield game on November 25 and succumbed to internal bleeding on November 27. A version of Alphavilles’s “Forever Young” guided the funeral party as they made their way to the hall. Funeral cortege of thousands follow Phillip Hughes’ procession down the street pic.twitter.com/9KBJIrRvbo — Bridie Jabour (@bkjabour) December 3, 2014 Michael Clarke who is the Australian skipper, Aaron Finch and South Australia’s Tom Cooper will be pallbearers and help friends and family in carrying the coffin of the former Australian batsman. The Australian skipper was seen breaking down as the service began. In Perth, the WACA scoreboard has included Hughes on (63 not out) with several other West Australian greats. #PhilHughes' name lit up on the WACA scoreboard. #63NotOut #RIPPhillipHughes @WAtoday pic.twitter.com/3VcD6li5MR — Chenée Marrapodi (@CheneeMarrapodi) December 3, 2014 The service is being attended by the Australian squad, Indian stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, Indian team director Ravi Shastri and former players such as Steve Waugh, Shane Warne, Mark Taylor, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Dean Jones, Justin Langer, Brett Lee, Brian Lara and former New Zealand skipper Richard Hadlee. Indian batsman Virat Kohli at Phillip Hughes’ funeral. pic.twitter.com/GsVN1HhqQj — Bridie Jabour (@bkjabour) December 3, 2014 The first test between Australia and India, due to begin tomorrow, will also not take place in Brisbane as scheduled in light of Hughes’ passing away.

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