After five defeats in a row this tour and 31 defeats in a row in all tours to New Zealand combined, Bangladesh get one last chance to stop the rut and finish the tour off with a win in the third T20I against New Zealand.
A series where the lead-up was all about Bangladesh looking for their first win against the Blackcaps in their home soil has not gone to plan.
In fact, one can question whether there was any proper planning at all from the think-tank.
The decision to stick with Mushfiqur Rahim behind the stumps, despite his horror showing with it in the second ODI and the selection of Mohammad Mithun - who has an average of 10.58 and a strike rate of 93.38 - in the T20I team, has baffled many.
Add to that, the decision to play a half-fit Mahmudullah, who is carrying and back injury and cannot bowl as a result, has only added to the Tigers' woes.
The T20I captain's fielding has suffered as a result and that, one may say, has had a trickle-down effect on the rest of the team.
All this mismanagement has almost covered the fact that the match referee Jeff Crowe forgot to give the visitors a target in the second T20I and Bangladesh batted for nine deliveries without knowing what total to chase.
Afterwards, in the post-match press conference, head coach Russell Domingo spoke about not getting the DLS papers on time being an issue but not the primary reason for the defeat: "What has been explained now is that they normally get it one or two deliveries into the innings but hadn't received it and there were delays and all sorts of stuff. But no excuses, though very frustrating."
Left-handed batsman Soumya Sarkar played a swashbuckling knock and gave Bangladesh hope of chasing the revised DLS target of 170 in 16 overs and he will hope to find some consistency with the bat, which has eluded him for the most part in his career.
"We need to do better in all three departments to get a different result in the last match," Soumya said in the pre-match press conference.
Two other positives for Bangladesh would have been the bowling of young offspinner Nasum Ahmed and U-19 World Cup-winning fast bowler Shoriful Islam and they will have to continue their form with the others not faring as well.
Taskin Ahmed can consider himself unlucky with seven catches dropped off his bowling this tour as he showed more pace and fire in his bowling.
Despite taking a blinder at fine-leg last game, his bowling in the death was poor and lacked proper control and he proved expensive.
Things are looking much rosier for the home side as their fringe players have been performing and that will be putting the selectors on the spot as the T20 World Cup approaches.
Glen Phillips and Devon Conway have both shown they can win matches for the Blackcaps, whether they can do that against stiffer opposition remains the big question.
Pitch and conditions
The series-ender will be the first day-night T20I at Eden Park in five years. Short boundaries and an expected flat pitch hint at a high-scoring game in the offing. There's rain in the forecast, though.
- Martin Guptil's 582 runs at Eden Park makes him the only player to score 500-plus T20I runs in a single venue.
- Mahmudullah is set to play his 55th consecutive T20I for Bangladesh, currently the fourth-longest in the all-time list. Essentially, he hasn't missed a T20I since November 2015.