Aus v NZ, 2nd Test, Perth November 13, 2015

Warner equals Gavaskar with consecutive tons

Stats highlights from Perth where David Warner played a special innings on the first day of the second Test against New Zealand

David Warner and Usman Khawaja added a record 302 runs for the second wicket © Getty Images

2004 Last time an Australia opener made a double-hundred in Tests before David Warner in this match, which was by Justin Langer against the same opposition at the Adelaide Oval. This is Warner's highest score in Tests. His previous highest too came at the WACA, against India in 2012. Warner's 244* is also the second-highest by a batsman in Tests in Perth.

6 Instances when a batsman has scored more than Warner's 244 in a single day's play in a Test. The last instance when a batsman did so was Virender Sehwag's 284 on the second day of the Mumbai Test against Sri Lanka in 2009. There are only two other instances of an Australia batsman scoring more in a day than Warner: both of which were by Don Bradman.

416 Runs scored on the first day at the WACA - the third-highest in a day's play and the highest on the first day at this venue. As many as 446 runs were scored on the second day's play in a Test between the hosts and Zimbabwe in 2003 which is the highest in a day in Perth. The 416 runs in this Test are also the fourth-highest on the first day of a Test in Australia. The last time more runs were scored on the first day of a Test in this country was in 2012 when 482 runs were amassed at the Adelaide Oval.

2004 The last time more runs were scored for the loss of just one or no wickets in a day in Tests. Sri Lanka had made 425 runs for the loss of Sanath Jayasuriya's wicket on the second day's play in Bulawayo. There is only one other instance when a day's play had seen just one wicket fall and more than 416 runs made: when Bradman and Bill Ponsford plundered 455 runs on the second day of the Headingley Test.

1 Openers before Warner who had made hundreds in three consecutive Test innings, twice. Sunil Gavaskar had had two such runs - once in the West Indies in 1971 and once against Pakistan and West Indies in 1978-79. This was Warners' second such streak in the last two years: he had made three consecutive Test centuries against South Africa and Pakistan last year. Overall, Warner is only the fifth batsman to make three or more consecutive hundreds twice in his career. The others are Everton Weekes, Aravinda de Silva and Kumar Sangakkara, who had three such streaks.

4 Test hundreds by Warner against New Zealand in just four Tests against them. This is the least any batsman has taken to make four hundreds against them. Wally Hammond and Shoaib Mohammad had each taken six Tests to hit four hundreds against New Zealand.

1934 The last and the only time a pair added more runs for Australia's second wicket in Tests than the 302 added by Warner and Usman Khawaja in this innings. Bradman and Ponsford had added 451 England at The Oval. This was also the first 300-run stand for any wicket for Australia since Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke added 386 for the fourth wicket against India at the Adelaide Oval in 2012-13. The second-wicket partnership in this innings was also the second-highest stand for any wicket in Tests at the WACA.

3 Century stands by Australia's openers in this series - only the fourth time a team has had three or more century opening partnerships in a series involving three or fewer matches. The last such instance was by Pakistan at home against South Africa in 2003. Warner and Burns have added 499 runs in this series. This is already the second highest added by Australia for the first wicket in a series involving three or fewer matches. Australia's openers added 570 runs in a three-Test series at home against South Africa in 2001-02, which are the highest.

84 Innings Warner has taken to complete 4000 Test runs. He is the fourth-fastest Australia batsman to the landmark. Don Bradman (48 innings), Matthew Hayden (77 innings) and Neil Harvey (84 innings) are the only other Australia batsman faster than Warner.

1968 Last time before Warner an Australia opener had made two or more scores of 150-plus in a Test series. Bill Lawry had made two such scores - 151 and 205 - against the visiting West Indies. Warner's is only the fifth such instance by an Australia opener.

152 Khawaja's average in this series; his 121 in this innings was his second hundred of the series and also his second in Tests. Khawaja has made 302 runs in his last three innings against New Zealand. In 17 innings before this year, he had made 377 runs at 25.13 with two fifties.

Shiva Jayaraman is a senior sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo.com

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