Phil Hughes death inquest: Doug Bollinger's claims denied <br>Sydney Thunder Twenty20 player Matthew Day has contradicted Doug Bollinger's evidence by stating that the left-arm fast-bowler did indeed sledge Phil Hughes with an, "I am going to kill you" rant.<br><br>This statement from Day, a close friend of Hughes, is bound to add to the already complex proceedings witnessed in the inquest thus far. Earlier, Bollinger had said, "I know in my heart I didn’t say that".<br><br><br>Day also stated that the then NSW coach Trent Johnston had confided with him that he was struggling with the fact that he played a big part in the NSW plans of bowling short deliveries to Hughes.<br><br><br>There were more startling revelations in Day's statement. When at the SCG, he said he was “with a group of players sitting where the players’ seats are in the home dressing room."<br><br>"Doug Bollinger was one of the group ... at one stage Doug Bollinger said ‘one of my sledges was, I am going to kill you. I can’t believe I said that. I’ve said things like that in the past but I am never going to say it again,’ ” Day’s statement said.<br><br>“Although I am used to sledging in cricket matches, I was stunned by Doug's comment. I did not respond nor did any of the other players.” - Day's statement said. Day also said he had relayed this information to Phillip's brother sooner after the Hughes family arrived at the SCG.<br><br><br>Adding more fodder to his claims, Day said, "Jason Hughes responded by saying words to the effect of ‘Tom Cooper told me the same thing".<br><br><br>These statements are a stark contrast to Cooper's testimony on Tuesday when he categorically denied saying so to Jason Huges.