Stats Analysis

Pat Cummins' long wait for an lbw and Wagner's rapid 200

Neil Wagner becomes second-quickest New Zealander to 200 Test wickets

70 - Wickets taken by Pat Cummins between his last lbw dismissal - Quinton de Kock in March 2018 in Johannesburg - and the one of Henry Nicholls today. Cummins has only six lbw dismissals in his career.
2 - Five-wicket hauls for Cummins in Boxing Day Tests. Cummins has taken 18 wickets at an average of 13.55 in four innings at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Cummins took a five-wicket haul against India last year at the same venue.
42.9 - Cummins' strike rate in Tests in 2019 - the second-best for Australia in a calendar year behind Mitchell Starc's 39.0 in 2016.
Cummins now has 59 wickets in 2019 - the most for the year across teams.
Cummins' career strike rate of 46.4 is also the best for any bowler from Australia with a minimum of 100 wickets.
319 - Lead taken by Australia at the end of the first innings - the sixth highest for them against New Zealand and highest in Australia since 2004.
46 - Tests taken by Neil Wagner to pick up 200 wickets - the second-quickest for a bowler from New Zealand after Richard Hadlee, who took 44 Tests to get there.
1974 - The last time New Zealand were dismissed for less than 148 in the first innings of a Test against Australia. This is New Zealand's third lowest score against Australia in the first innings of a Test.
New Zealand have now made three consecutive scores of less than 200. This is the first time since 2007 when this has happened. The last time was when they toured South Africa in 2007.
15.33 - New Zealand's batting average at the end of the first innings of the Test - the fourth lowest in any Test series for New Zealand.

Gaurav Sundararaman is a senior stats analyst at ESPNcricinfo