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Runs, runs and more runs

Steven Smith and David Warner pose ahead of the 2015-16 home Test season Getty Images

3 Number of day-night first-class matches at the Adelaide Oval. All three have been between New South Wales and South Australia, one in each of the last three seasons. The first match was drawn, while the other two were won by New South Wales - by 168 runs and by 215 runs.

2 Number of Tests Australia have lost in Adelaide since 1996. In 20 Tests during this period, they have won 14, lost two and drawn four. The two defeats were against India in 2003, and against England in 2010.

0 Number of wins for New Zealand at this venue in four Tests. They have lost three - two by an innings - and drawn one.

231 Steven Smith's first-class batting average in six innings in Adelaide. He scored 6 and 23 not out against England in 2013, 162 and 52 - both unbeaten innings - against India last year, and 67 and 152 not out for New South Wales against South Australia in a day-night game this season.

556 Runs scored by David Warner in the first two Tests of this series. His scores read: 163, 116, 253 and 24. He needs 197 more in the third Test to break Graham Gooch's record of most runs in a Test series of three or fewer matches: Gooch scored 752 in the three-match series against India in 1990. Another century in Adelaide will make Warner the second batsman, after Mohammad Yousuf, to score four centuries in a series of three or fewer Tests.

0 Number of Australia openers who have scored more than three centuries in any Test series. Warner has three so far and can become the first Aussie opener and the third overall after Herbert Sutcliffe and Sunil Gavaskar, to score four centuries in a series. Both Sutcliffe and Gavaskar did it twice, but never in a series of three of fewer Tests.

397 Runs scored by Kane Williamson in this series. He requires 139 more to go past Brendon McCullum's tally of 535, which is currently the highest for New Zealand in a series of three or fewer Tests. McCullum scored those runs in the two-Test series against India in 2013-14. Williamson needs only 17 runs in this Test to go past his own tally of 413 in the West Indies last year, which is the best for New Zealand in an away series of not more than three Tests.

834 Total runs that need to be scored in the Adelaide Test for this to be the highest scoring three-Test series in Australia. Currently, the record aggregate is 3973, in the series against South Africa in 2008-09. In the first two Tests of the ongoing series, 3140 runs have been scored - 1432 at the Gabba, and 1672 in Perth. To go past the overall record for most runs in a three-match series in any country, this match needs to yield 1537 runs.

15 Wickets for Mitchell Starc in two day-night first-class matches at this venue, at an average of 13.80. Against South Australia last year, he had match figures of 7 for 117, while this year against the same opponents he did even better, taking 8 for 90, including first-innings figures of 5 for 28.