Numbers that show Australia's dominance

Scott Bailey

THE FIGURES THAT SHOW AUSTRALIA'S DOMINANCE OVER TEST SUMMER

* Australia won every match by at least 240 runs, with two matches won by an innings and the other three by 247, 296 and 279 runs.

* It was just the 10th time in history Australia have whitewashed an entire Test summer.

* Every Test was won inside four days, marking the first time in history Australia had done so in a summer of more than one Test.

* Australia averaged 52.67 runs for every wicket with the bat, and 22.78 per wicket with the ball.

* The Australian bowlers took a wicket once every 45 balls, the fourth-best strike-rate of any summer of three or more Tests.

* The Aussies held a 200-run first-innings lead in all five Tests, although their SCG advantage was later reduced to 198 after New Zealand received a five-run penalty.

* Marnus Labuschagne's 896 runs were the most by an Australian in any five-Test summer in history. He was not dismissed by a bowler for less than 50, only run out for 19 in the second innings in Melbourne.

* David Warner's 786 runs were the most by an opener in a five-Test Australian summer. His average of 131 was also the highest of an opener in a summer of any length.

* Australia forced New Zealand to bowl on every day of the Trans-Tasman Trophy. In comparison, the Aussie quicks had three days off.

* Neil Wagner was forced to send down 157.3 overs by New Zealand. That is the heaviest workload of any quick touring Australia in a three-Test series this century.