New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 3rd day February 22, 2016

Most runs by a captain in farewell Test

Stats highlights from the Hagley Oval, where Brendon McCullum played the final innings of his Test career

McCullum made a record 170 runs in his final Test before getting out for 25 on the third day © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

6 Number of totals of 500 or more for Australia in the eight Tests in 2015-16 - the most by a team in any season. There were four occasions when teams had five such totals in a season: Sri Lanka in seven Tests in 2001-02, England in seven Tests in 2002 and India in nine Tests in 2003-04 and in ten Tests in 2007-08. Australia have made four such totals in five different seasons including in 2014-15 but have never made more than four before this season.

1 Previous instances of a visiting a team making two or more totals of 500 or more in a Test series in New Zealand. England had made 560 for 8 and 548 for 7 way back in 1932-33. The last time Australia had two or more such totals in an away series was in West Indies in The Frank Worrell Trophy of 2003 which was a four-match series.

170 Runs by Brendon McCullum in this Test - the most by a captain in his last Test. Karl Nunes had made 158 runs - 66 & 92 - for West Indies against England in Kingston in 1929-30. In the first innings, McCullum had become the first player to score a century as a captain in his last Test.

5 Number of fifty-plus scores for McCullum at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch in as many innings before his final one. He made 195 and 145 in his two Test innings and 51, 65 and 55 in his three ODI innings here. Having been dismissed on 25, first time he failed to score 50 or more here. He averages 89.33 and has a strike rate of 159.52 in international matches at this venue.

17 Catches taken by the fielders in the first two innings of this Test - the most in a Test. Of the 20 wickets that fell in the first two innings, 19 were out caught; only two nicking behind to the keeper. The previous record for most catches by fielders in a Test was 16. It came in the Hyderabad Test of 1988-89 which also involved New Zealand.

6/106 Neil Wagner's figures in the first innings - his best in Tests. This was only his second five-wicket haul. The first was 5 for 64 against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2013-14. This was the first time he bowled against Australia.

2005 Last time a bowler took five or more wickets in New Zealand's first innings in Tests against Australia - James Franklin took 6 for 119 in Auckland in 2004-05. There have been ten Tests in between these two instances. There were two five-wicket hauls in between these two occasions, both in the fourth innings.

16.94 Martin Guptill's average in Tests against Australia after getting out for a duck in the second innings - the third lowest among the 200 batsmen who have played 15 or more innings at top-six batting positions. His average as an opener against them is even lower - 14.78, which is the lowest among all those who have opened in 10 or more innings against Australia. Guptill averages 28.52 in ODIs and 15.66 in T20Is against them.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath