Even Warner said ‘Player of the Series’ award for him was a joke, says Khawaja

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Australia
defeated
the
Proteas
in
the
three-match
series
with
the
final
Test
at
Sydney
ending
in
a
draw
after
bad
weather
played
spoilsport
on
all
days
except
one.

While
Warner
scored
a
double
century
in
the
second
Test
at
MCG,
which
the
hosts
won
by
an
innings
and
182
runs,
the
veteran
batter
didn’t
do
anything
of
note
in
the
other
two
games.

“Davey
(Warner)
came
out
and
said
that
it
was
an
absolute
joke.
It’s
just
one
of
those
things,”
Khawaja
said
on
SEN
Radio.

“Davey
had
an
amazing
game
last
week,
he
got
200
and
South
Africa
didn’t
get
200
in
the
first
innings
and
just
got
to
200
in
the
second
innings.
A
small
series
like
that,
it
was
hard
to
give
someone
the
player
of
the
series.
Even
he
(Warner)
was
taking
the
mickey
out
of
himself,”
added
Khawaja.

On
the
other
hand,
Head,
while
finishing
the
series
with
the
same
batting
statistics
as
the
36-year-old
Warner

213
runs
at
an
average
of
53.25

had
scores
of
92,
0,
51
and
70
from
just
four
knocks.

Test
skipper
Cummins
took
seven
wickets
in
the
first
Test
at
Brisbane,
which
the
hosts
won
by
six
wickets,
and
also
had
figures
of
3/60
in
the
first
innings
of
the
drawn
third
Test
at
SCG.

Khawaja,
himself
smashed
an
unbeaten
195
before
Australia
declared
their
first
innings
on
475
in
the
third
Test.

Former
Australian
quick
Simon
O’Donnell
too
felt
Head
would
have
been
a
better
choice
because
of
the
way
he
scored,
coming
in
to
bat
during
a
difficult
situation
in
the
first
Test.

Head
scored
92
in
the
first
innings
when
the
entire
top
order,
including
Warner
(0),
Khawaja
(11)
and
Marnus
Labuschagne
(11),
was
back
in
the
dressing
room.
He
also
scored
a
half-century
in
the
first
innings
of
the
second
Test
at
MCG.

“I
think
there
was
(a
clear
choice),”
O’Donnell
said.
“Travis
Head,
(he
scored
at)
a
run
a
ball,
two
of
his
innings
were
crucial.
He
changed
the
momentum
of
the
way
Australia
were
batting
(in
the
first
Test).

“I
dispute
that
they
were
all
equal,
I
think
Travis
Head
was
well
ahead
of
the
other
two
(Warner
and
Cummins),”
he
added.

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