Australia's highs, England's lows
662 Runs made by Australia in the first innings - the third highest score by Australia at home. Two of the top three scores were made in Perth. The last instance when Australia scored in excess of 600 in an Ashes Test was at Cardiff in 2009. This is the fifth highest score for Australia in Ashes Tests and the highest at home, going past the 659 for 8 declared at Sydney in 1946. Since the start of Jan 2016, England have conceded more than 600 on four occasions, which is themost for a team in this period. Sri Lanka have conceded in excess of 600 on three occasions.
179.3 Overs bowled by England in this innings - the most ever bowled in a Test at the WACA. The previous highest tally was by Australia against England in 1970. However the number of balls per over was eight on that occasion. In matches where the balls per over was six, the previous highest was 174 overs by Sri Lanka in 1995.
239 Runs made by Steven Smith - the third highest score by a captain from Australia in Ashes Tests. Bob Simpson, with 311, and Don Bradman, with 270, have made higher scores than that of Smith. Smith's 239 was also the third highest score in 2017, behind the 243 made by both Alastair Cook - against West Indies - and Virat Kohli - against Sri Lanka.
8 Instances in which five or more bowlers have conceded more than 100 runs in an innings. England have been on the wrong side of this feat on three occasions - most for any team. The last instance was also against Australia in Cardiff in 2009.
Alastair Cook's dismissal for 14 continues what has been a wretched run for him over the last five Tests. In 10 innings since his double-century against West Indies at Edgbaston, Cook has a highest of 37, and an average of 14.40. His Ashes numbers are extremely skewed as well: 766 runs in five Tests in the 2010-11 series at an average of almost 128; 1434 runs in the other 28 Ashes Tests at 26.55.
A consolation stat
England's bowlers have had a rough time in this series, and especially in this Test, but the fast-bowling pair of James Anderson and Broad did have something to celebrate, thanks to Anderson's four-wicket haul. They have now collectively taken 763 wickets in the 100 Tests they have played together, the most by any fast-bowling pair in Tests. They went the 762 taken by the pair of Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh. Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne top the list with 1001 wickets in Tests played together.