Aussies’ big summer of Test runs

12_Aussies big summer of Test runs

(Australian Associated Press)


*There have been a total of 19 individual centuries. Steve Smith, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns and Adam Voges all raised the bat at least three times

*Burns, Warner, Khawaja, Voges and Peter Nevill have all posted the highest scores of their Test career

*Partnership of 289 between Burns and Smith in Christchurch was Australia’s highest ever stand in New Zealand

*Burns’ knock of 170 in Christchurch was the highest Test score by an Australian opener in New Zealand

*Voges’ knock of 239 was the third highest by an Australian in New Zealand

*Voges scored 614 runs between dismissals in Tests, bettering Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 497

*Smith’s average as captain is 87.46. Only two other Test skippers have achieved a higher number

*Partnership of 449 between Voges and Shaun Marsh in Hobart was three runs short of Australia’s highest Test partnership ever

*Warner’s two tons in Brisbane made him the third man in history to notch a century in each innings of a match in three Tests

*Run-rate of 6.27 in SCG Test was the highest by Australia in a Test innings of at least 40 overs

*Australia were 2-389 and 2-416 at the end of day one at Gabba and WACA this year – both venue records

*Voges scored 1028 runs in 2015. Not since Mark Taylor in 1989 has an Australian batsman started Test cricket with so many runs in a calender year.


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