15 Dec 2019
Day-Night Test, Australia beat New Zealand: List of records broken
Australia beat New Zealand in the first Test of the three-match series at the Perth Stadium.
The Day-Night Test affair saw the Aussies play a solid brand of cricket to hurt the Kiwis.
Australia scored 416 and 217/9d. New Zealand, who posted 166 in the first innings, had another batting nightmare in the second.
Here are the records that were scripted.
How did the match pan out?
For NZ, left-arm pacer Neil Wagner (4/92) shined.
The Kiwis were folded for 166 next. Ross Taylor (80) did well.
Mitchell Starc claimed a fifer.
Labuschagne scored a fifty to help Australia declare at 217.
However, the Kiwis failed to show any sort of resistance.
Labuschagne goes past 1,000 Test runs in 2019
The 25-year-old Labuschagne is the only batsman in 2019 to smash 1,000-plus runs in Tests.
He has amassed a total of 1,022 runs at an average of 68.13.
This was his third career hundred and a sixth fifty as well (143 and 50).
Labuschagne leads the tally for most fours in Tests (123).
He also slammed his first six in Test this year.
Mitchell Starc excels with the ball
Starc claimed 5/52 in the first innings. It was his 13th five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
The left-arm fast bowler has raced to 238 career Test wickets.
He ended the Test with nine scalps.
Starc also raced to 40 wickets in 2019. He is the third-highest wicket-taker in Tests this year.
Pat Cummins (54) leads the show ahead of Nathan Lyon (41).
Warner surpasses Bradman, registers 7,000-plus Test runs
David Warner (43 and 19) became the 12th Australian batsman to score 7,000-plus career Test runs.
He now has 7,009 runs at 48.33.
The left-handed batsman surpassed the legendary Sir Don Bradman in terms of career Test runs (6,996).
Warner now has 646 Test runs in 2019.
He is the third Australian batsman to score 600-plus runs after Labuschagne and Smith.
Taylor slams 33rd career Test fifty, Southee claims nine wickets
Taylor, who is playing his 97th Test match, amassed a 33rd career fifty in the longest format.
He now has 7,124 runs and needs 49 more to get past New Zealand's leading run-scorer Stephen Fleming (7,172).
Southee, who claimed nine wickets in the match, has raced to 267 career Test scalps.
He claimed his ninth five-wicket haul.
Australia maintain 100% record in Day-Night Tests
This was Australia's third successive Test win at home. It was also a second successive Day-Night Test match victory. Australia have maintained a 100% record in D/N Tests. This was their seventh Day-Night Test win.