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Players rush to help Phil Hughes. (Getty)
The force of the bouncer that hit Phillip Hughes would have felt like a bullet, according to a leading expert in sport science.

Varun Aaron. (Getty)
Varun Aaron has impressed in India's first tour game as the tourists ripped through the Cricket Australia XI.

Shane Watson top scored for Australia. (AAP)
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Hughes hit ‘would have felt like a bullet’The force of the bouncer that hit Phillip Hughes would have felt like a bullet, according to a leading expert in sport science. Cricketer Phil Hughes criticalPhil Hughes is in critical condition after being hit in the head by a bouncer in the Sheffield Shield match at the SCG. A timeline of Phil Hughes' Test careerPhil Hughes' test career has been full of ups and downs, being dropped and picked in the Australian side on a number of occasions. Shaun Marsh likely to replace ClarkeShaun Marsh enhanced his status as the frontrunner to replace Michael Clarke in Australia's Test squad, scoring a century in Melbourne. NSW and SA in shock after Hughes incidentNSW and South Australian cricketers have been offered counselling after Phil Hughes underwent emergency surgery following being struck by a bouncer. Harris in fine form: Qld coachQueensland coach Stuart Law says Ryan Harris is in fine form ahead of the first Test against India - not that you could tell from the Shield scoreboard. Marsh stakes Test claim with unbeaten tonWA left-hander Shaun Marsh has given his chances of a Test recall a timely shot in the arm with an unbeaten Sheffield Shield century against Victoria. Cricket boss shocked by Hughes injuryCricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says Phil Hughes is receiving the best-possible medical care. Cricketer Phil Hughes undergoing surgeryPhil Hughes is undergoing surgery after being hit in the head by a bouncer in the Sheffield Shield match at the SCG. India amass 8-363 in tour gameIndia amassed a total of 8-363 at Adelaide's Glenelg Oval, with their tour game being called off with 15 overs remaining. Older and wiser Hazlewood ready for TestsAn older and wiser Josh Hazlewood says he is ready for Test selection after making his national debut as a 19-year-old. Michael Clarke to miss first TestCricket Australia is disappointed with captain Michael Clarke, with chief executive James Sutherland seeking answers about the ongoing first Test saga. Michael Clarke wants to play on for yearsAustralian skipper Michael Clarke insisted Tuesday he has no plans to retire from either Test or one-day cricket despite injuries increasingly hampering his availability. Marsh looking for big score against VicsShaun Marsh knows a big score against Victoria would greatly enhance his chances of an Australian Test recall. Vettori joins NZ Test squadDaniel Vettori's Test career looks set to be revived after he was named in the NZ squad for the third Test against Pakistan. I want to keep playing ODIs: ClarkeAustralia captain Michael Clarke says he has no plans to retire in the next 12 months or to give up one-day cricket. Test quick Harris ready to defy pain againReturning Test quick Ryan Harris says he is ready to "brace himself" again and defy the pain barrier in Queensland's Shield clash with Tasmania. India start well in opening tour matchIndia are 1-55 in response to the Cricket Australia XI's 219 in the tour game at Adelaide's Glenelg Oval. Confusion reigns in Clarke's Test bidMichael Clarke says he's still in the hunt to be fit for the first Test, despite missing a tour game chief selector Rod Marsh said was crucial to play in. Smith out for struggling NSW in ShieldThe Blues have plenty of big names available to play SA but Australian batsman Steve Smith won't be one of them after reporting leg soreness.
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