At the age of 18 years and 355 days, Phil Hughes became the youngest debutant for New South Wales since Michael Clarke in 1999. He proved his talent on his debut season for New South Wales, scored scoring 559 runs at an average of 62 in just 7 matches, with one century and 7 fifties.
Phil Hughes scored an outstanding double century for Australia A in list a match, scoring 202 runs in just 151 balls breaking the record of David Warner’s 197, against South Africa A in Darwin.
Phil Hughes was dismissed on duck in his first test innings by Dale Steyn, however he went on to to-score 75 runs in the second innings including 11 fours and a six.
In the first innings of his second match itself he scored his maiden century, becoming the youngest Australian since Doug Walters to score a Test century. He also scored another century in the second test match itself (2 centuries in the second test match) and became and the youngest player from any country to score a century in both innings of a Test match.
He also had an impressive ODI debut, scoring 112 runs from 129 balls, becoming the first Australian te reach a century on his debut.