8 Test defeats for West Indies in 2015, which equals the most for them in a calendar year: they also lost eight in 2004 and in 2005. However, they have played only ten Tests this year, compared to 11 in 2005 and 12 in 2004. In terms of percentage of matches lost, only once have they fared worse: in 1928 they lost three out of three, compared to eight out of ten this year. Australia, on the other hand, have won eight this year; only five times have they won more Tests in a calendar year.
106.99 The difference between the batting averages of the two teams in this series so far: Australia have averaged 131.30 runs per wicket, compared to West Indies' 24.31. The difference is the second-highest ever for a series of two or more Tests: the only higher difference was when Bangladesh toured England in 2005 - England averaged 162.50 compared to Bangladesh's 17.17, a difference of 145.33.
2012 The last time before this game when West Indies batted 80-plus overs in both innings of an overseas Test. That was at Lord's in May 2012, when they played 89.5 overs in the first innings, and 130.5 in the second. They lost that game by five wickets.
3 Instances in West Indies' Test history of their top five all getting out between 19 and 37, as they did in the second innings in Melbourne. The only earlier instances were against South Africa in Centurion in 2014, and against India in Chennai in 1967. This is also the 20th instance in all - and the fourth since 2000 - of their top seven batsmen scoring 15 or more in a Test innings.
48 Test wickets for Nathan Lyon in 2015, the third-highest among spinners, after R Ashwin (62) and Yasir Shah (49). Lyon is also the second-highest wicket-taker in Tests for Australia this year, after Josh Hazlewood, who took 51. Lyon has 98 wickets in home Tests, the fifth-best among Australian spinners.
2 Man-of-the-Match awards for Lyon in Tests: his first was against India in Adelaide last year.
26.51 Marlon Samuels' Test average since the beginning of 2013; in 19 Tests during this period he has two centuries and five fifties, but has been dismissed below 20 on 20 occasions. His average of 26.51 is the lowest among the 45 batsmen who have batted at least 25 times in the top six during this period. It is marginally lower than Lahiru Thirimanne's average of 26.68 in 30 innings.
15 Number of Test innings between 50-plus scores for Denesh Ramdin. His last such score was 57, against England in North Sound in April this year. Between these two 50-plus scores, Ramdin had scored 201 runs at an average of 14.36.
20.72 Ramdin's batting average in 17 Tests since the beginning of 2014. His highest score in 30 innings during this period is 59, which he scored today. In the two previous years - 2012 and 2013 - he had averaged 44.29 in 14 Tests, scoring three centuries in 22 innings.
38.49 Darren Bravo's strike rate in this Test match: he scored 102 runs over two innings off 265 balls. Of the 21 times he has faced 150 or more balls in a Test, this is the seventh instance of his strike rate staying below 40.
4/61 Mitchell Marsh's figures in West Indies' second innings, his best in Tests, and the first time he has taken more than three in an innings.