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Plaque Unveiled To Commemorate Hughes At SCG

A commemorative plaque has been unveiled at the Sydney Cricket Ground in honour of Phillip Hughes, who died after being struck at the ground late last year.

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Hughes died two days after being struck by a bouncer while playing for South Australia against New South Wales at the SCG in November.

Ahead of the fourth Test between Australia and India - the first international at the SCG since his passing - a bronze plaque commemorating his life has been installed at the ground.

And ahead of the game, Australia captain Steve Smith said emotions would be running high.

"Hughesy was one of us and he was one of our good mates so I think particularly this week it's going to be good to walk past that and see the little fella there and give us a bit of inspiration as we're going out on the field,"  he said.

Virat Kohli, about to handle his first game as permanent Test captain of India following MS Dhoni's retirement, added:

"As the game starts hopefully we can not think about it and get on with the sport which the two teams have done really well in this series."

Australia lead the series 2-0 and started the Sydney Test strongly, closing the day on 348 for two.

With Hughes' famiy in attendance, David Warner paid tribute to Hughes by kissing the ground where he fell as he reached a score of 63 - the score Hughes was batting on when he was hit.

"It's going to be a tough test match for all those involved and everyone else as well," Smith said.

"Hopefully we can hold our emotions together well and end the series well."

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