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Runs and records for Australia's top five

Australia's top-five in Tests in 2015-16 ESPNcricinfo Ltd

0 Number of home Tests lost by New Zealand out of the 12 they had playedunder Brendon McCullum's captaincy before this series. They lost both Tests in this series, thereby losing their first home series under him.

7-0 Australia's win-loss record in Tests under Steven Smith, in 11 Tests. They are yet to lost a Test under him since he started captaining in 2014-15. This 11-Test streak is also the longest for an Australia captain before his first defeat. Warwick Armstrong had not lost any of his ten Tests as Australia captain.

10 Successive Tests by Australia in New Zealand without a defeat. Their last loss was in 1992-93 in Auckland. Since then they have won nine of ten Tests.

2010-11 The last time New Zealand lost two or more consecutive home Tests before this. They had lost two Tests to Australia and then to Pakistan in three consecutive home matches in 2010-11.

8 Instances of two Australia batsmen scoring a century and another fifty-plus score in the same Test. In this Test, Joe Burns made 170 and 65 and Steven Smith 138 and 53 not out. Among the eight such instances, three have come in 2015-16. Burns and David Warner had done it against New Zealand in Brisbane, Usman Khawaja and Smith against West Indies at the MCG. The only other previous instance by Australia batsmen against New Zealand was in 1973-74, when Ian Chappell and Greg Chappell scored centuries in both innings in Wellington.

80.54 Combined average of Australia's top-five batsmen this season - the highest for them in any season. This is also the highest for any side in a season playing five or more Tests. The 19 centuries from these batsmen in 2015-16 is the second highest for a team in any season. There were 20 centuries from Australia's top-five in 2005-06.

2 Instances of a team's top five scoring 500-plus runs each in a season at an average of 50-plus. Australia's top five this season - Burns, Warner, Khawaja, Smith and Voges - have all scored 500 or more at average of more than 50. In 2003-04, South Africa's Graeme Smith, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Rudolf, Jacques Kallis and Gary Kirsten had done the same.

28 Smith's average in the fourth innings of Tests before his unbeaten 53. He had scored just 252 runs in 10 innings with two fifties. His unbeaten 53 has raised his fourth-innings average to 33.88. He averages 88.08 in the first innings of Tests, 47.30 in the second and 45.55 in the third.

161.50 Adam Voges' average in the 2015-16 season, scoring 969 runs in 11 innings with four centuries. It is the third-highest average for a batsman scoring 500 or more in a season. The top two averages are both by Don Bradman: 201.50 in 1931-32 and 178.75 in 1947-48.

2 Instances of two batsmen averaging 100 or more while scoring 500 or more in a season for a team. Along with Voges, Khawaja has also ended the season with average in excess of 100, scoring 713 runs. The only previous such instance for a team was in 1982-83 for Pakistan, when Mudassar Nazar scored 959 at 106.55 and Zaheer Abbas 919 at 114.87. There have been other instances of two batsmen from different teams doing this in a season: Sunil Gavaskar and Charlie Davis in 1970-71, Brian Lara and Hashan Tillakaratne in 2001-02, Alastair Cook and Jacques Kallis in 2010-11, and Mominul Haque and Ross Taylor in 2013-14.