Friday's opening day of the first day-night Test match falls a year to the day that Hughes died in a Sydney hospital at the age of 25 from a serious head injury having been struck in the head by a bouncer during a domestic match.
The anniversary was brought into sharp focus late yesterday, when a young net bowler was struck behind his ear off the bat of Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh during the training session.
The bowler, a grade-level cricketer in South Australia state was treated by Australia's team doctor and had stitches behind his ear but was not seriously hurt.
The incident caused considerable discomfort among the Australian camp and Marsh was visibly distressed.
"I was a little shaken up about it and I think a couple of the guys were as well," Australia captain Steven Smith told reporters at Adelaide Oval today.
"I think it was one year to the day since that horrible accident happened and I think it shook up a few of the players,” he added.

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