As noted the other day the Perth pitch was not great for a decent competition of a test match, but it was good for a statistical centrefold.
- Ross Taylor’s 290 was the highest score ever made by a visiting batsman in Australia, breaking a record that had stood for 112 years
- It is the second highest score against that country; home or away; only Len Hutton’s 364 is higher.
- On his way to that record he passed 270+ scores by VVS Laxman, Lara and Graeme Pollock; all of which were pretty memorable knocks.
- This was Williamson’s fourth century in five tests in 2015.
- Previous instances of four New Zealanders scoring four centuries in a calendar year were …Kane Williamson in 2014, and Brendon McCullum in the same year.
- You probably heard during the Brisbane test that Williamson now has test centuries against all test playing nations with the exception of Zimbabwe. In other Zimbabwe pluckiness, New Zealanders have now scored double centuries against all test playing nations apart from … Zimbabwe
- The match aggregate of 1,672 runs is the highest where only six players reached 50. *
- That’s Tim Southee’s 54th test 6. He’s now third equal with Craig McMillian for most test sixes scored by a NZer. Top is McCullum (97) #AUSvNZ
- Trent Boult now has 13 test sixes batting at #11; more than all other New Zealand test number 11s combined.
- Voges & Smith now have the 3rd wkt record at Perth between Aus & NZ for a pair with 5-letter surnames. Beats Edgar/Crowe in 85-86.
* One of these stats may be unverified, but unlikely to be proved wrong.
For more detailed statistics go the New Zealand Cricket Museum page on the subject.