Phillip Hughes: Sport pays tributes to Australian cricketer

England and Australia held a minutes applause for Phillip Hughes before their match at Twickenham
England and Australia held a minute's applause at Twickenham

Tributes were paid to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes at sports fixtures around the world on Saturday.

Hughes died aged 25 on Thursday, two days after being struck on the neck during a domestic match in Australia.

England and Australia rugby union players wore black armbands and held a minute's applause at Twickenham.

England and Sri Lanka cricketers held a silence and Australian footballer Mile Jedinak took a bat onto the pitch before Crystal Palace faced Swansea.

Countryman Adam Federici placed a bat in his goal during Reading's Championship match against Norwich.

Elsewhere, a minute's silence was observed at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff before Wales faced South Africa in a rugby union international.

Arsenal and Manchester United were among a number of Premier League football teams to add tributes using #putyourbatsout on social media.

And football teams in Australia's A-League paid tribute to Hughes before and during their games. Fans applauded in the 63rd minute of matches to mark Hughes's score when he was struck.

Hughes's funeral will be on Wednesday, and Australia's first Test against India will not start the following day as it had been scheduled to do.

Crystal Palace's Australian captain Mile Jedinak held a cricket bat in tribute to Phillip Hughes
Crystal Palace's Australian captain Mile Jedinak held a cricket bat in tribute to Hughes
Australian and Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici placed a cricket bat behind his goal for his side's match against Norwich
Australian goalkeeper Adam Federici placed a cricket bat in his goal for Reading's match against Norwich
Cricket bats and the Australian mascot were placed at the entrance to the Twickenham pitch
Cricket bats and the Australian mascot were placed at the side of the Twickenham pitch
Sri Lankan bats and caps are lined up in tribute to young Australian batsman Phillip Hughes who died
Sri Lanka players lined up their bats and caps
England and Sri Lanka held a two minutes silence for Phillip Hughes before their one-day international in Colombo
England and Sri Lanka held a two-minute silence before their one-day international in Colombo
A cricket bat and Welsh cap were put out in memory of Phillip Hughes before the Autumn international match between Wales and South Africa at Millennium Stadium
A cricket bat and Welsh cap were put out before the autumn international match between Wales and South Africa
Fans applauded in the 63rd minutes of the A-League match between Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory in Brisbane
Fans applauded in the 63rd minute of the A-League match between Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory

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