Warner's triple-treat in Hughes' memory

Steve Larkin
David Warner has dedicated his Adelaide Test triple-century to his great mate Phillip Hughes

David Warner says his historic triple-century is extra special because it had come on the birthday of his great mate Phillip Hughes.

Warner made an unbeaten 335 in Australia's only bat in their innings-and-48-run win against Pakistan in the second Test in Adelaide.

Warner's triple-treat followed his 154 in the opening Test in Brisbane, leaving him with the barely believable series average of 489.

The left-hander was, unsurprisingly, awarded player of the series and player of the Adelaide Test.

Warner batted well into Saturday's second day on November 30 - Hughes' birthday - in making the second-highest Test score by an Australian.

Hughes died on November 27 five years ago, two days after being struck in the head while batting for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match against NSW in Sydney.

Warner stayed with Hughes as he was taken from the SCG on a stretcher and said his Adelaide knock was in honour of his fallen friend.

"For us, it is a bit of a memory and a reflection of our mate's life coming here," Warner said.

"And it (his triple-century) was on his birthday as well."

Warner looked to the heavens on reaching his 300 milestone.

"It is always a difficult time for the guys that are really close to Phil," Warner said.

"And it was just a little thankyou to him because he is always with us every time we come out here.

"I just look up to the skies to him every time I come here and play."