Phillip Hughes: a timeline
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PHILLIP HUGHES TIMELINE
* Made his first-class debut for NSW in 2007 at age 18
* Scored a century in NSW's 2007-08 Sheffield Shield final win over Victoria at 19
* Made his Test debut against South Africa in February 2009, scoring back-to-back centuries in his second match
* Dropped for the 2009 Ashes series but came back into the side for two Tests against Pakistan and New Zealand in early 2010
* Called into the side for the 2010-11 Ashes in Australia but made just 97 runs in three Tests
* Retained his spot in the Australian touring party for Sri Lanka and South Africa in 2011, but he was dropped during the home series against New Zealand during the Australian 2011-12 summer
* Had a strong start to the Sheffield Shield season and was rewarded with a spot in the Test squad for Sri Lanka's tour of Australia in 2012-13
* After becoming the first Australian batsman to score a century on his ODI debut, he retained his spot for the tours of India and England in 2013
* Made his last Australian appearance in the baggy green in the 2013 second Ashes Test, in which he made one in both innings
* Felled by a bouncer playing for South Australia against NSW in a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG on November 25, 2014
* Taken to hospital where he is placed in an induced coma because of the blow
* Does not regain consciousness and dies at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital on November 27, aged 25.
* Nationally televised funeral on December 3 for the cricketer in home town of Macksville, NSW.
* Cricket Australia releases independent report in May 2016 into the batman's death recommending helmets be mandatory for fielders close to the pitch. Australian Bar Association president David Curtain SC finds Hughes received appropriate medical attention after being struck until ambulance arrived.
* Week-long inquest into the batmen's death starts in Sydney on October 10.