2 Number of times a team has been bowled out for a lower score than Australia's 244 in a Test innings after a 150-plus partnership by the openers. Both these instances were by Zimbabwe: they had collapsed from 164 for 0 to 228 all out against West Indies in 2001, and from 153 for 0 to 236 all out against Sri Lanka in 2002. Incidentally, the lowest total Australia had put up after a 150-run stand by their openers before this was also against South Africa, 296 in 2011 at the Wanderers.
86 Runs added by Australia's last nine wickets. This is only the second instance of Australia's last nine partnerships adding less than 100 in a home Test innings since February 1993 - in 2010 against England in Melbourne, they added 83. During the same period, there were 15 such instances for Australia in away Tests.
1978 The previous time Australia lost their top five wickets while scoring less than 23 runs in a Test innings at home. Unlike in this match, Australia had started badly that occasion, hurtling to 24 for 5 in the first innings of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba. They had started well in this Test, reaching 158 for 0 before sliding to 181 for five.
5 Number of 150-plus opening stands against South Africa in Tests in the last ten years. Including the 158-run stand between Warner and Shaun Marsh in this Test, the last-three such stands have been by Australia. Phillip Hughes and Shane Watson had added 174 in Johannesburg in 2011-12. Before that, Hughes and Simon Katich had added 184 in Durban in 2008-09.
2 Batsmen who had made six consecutive fifty-plus scores in Tests against South Africa before David Warner. Warner joined Taufeeq Umar and Neil Harvey when he scored 97. Warner has three hundreds against South Africa and averages 91.42 against them in his last seven innings.
184.61 Warner's strike rate against Dale Steyn on the first day's play. He scored 24 runs off just 13 balls including three fours and a six. However, Steyn came back strongly against Warner on day two, conceding just seven runs off 14 balls before dismissing him. While in South Africa Warner has made 117 off just 94 deliveries against Steyn and has been dismissed only once, in Australia the contest has been more even between the two: before this Test, Steyn had dismissed Warner twice in 93 balls, giving away just 59 runs.
96 Warner's batting average in Tests at the WACA - his best among venues where he has played more than one Test. Warner has scored 768 runs in Perth in just eight innings, including three hundreds and two fifties.
4 Wickets by Vernon Philander in Tests in Australia before this. He had taken only four wickets from 67 overs at an average of 49.75 in two Tests. He returned figures of 4 for 56 from 19.2 overs in Australia's first innings in this Test. This was also Philander's first haul of three or more wickets in away Tests in 14 innings. Before this, he had taken 3 for 84 in the first innings of the Abu Dhabi Test in October 2013.
2006 Previous instance of Hashim Amla scoring only one run in a Test match. It happened against India in Durban.