However we can't recall a moment as bad as this one; the headline on Cricinfo says it all:
Bangladesh complete clean sweep
Oh, for some excuses; a team ravaged by injury, poor umpiring, food poisoning. Alas, there are no excuses. With a couple of exceptions, this is the best outfit that New Zealand can turn out at the moment. There were poor umpiring decisions, and no review system, but they were evenly shared. We haven't heard any reports of wholesale illness within the team, or of reporters or commentators having to be subbed on to fill in in the field.
The top-order batting was abysmal in this series, and was characterised by the ugly heave which led to Brendon McCullum's downfall in just the second over of the Black Caps' chase for just 175. Until Vettori and Elliott came together, the batting was woeful. Even Vettori had luck on his side with a dropped catch early in his innings, and a plumb LBW appeal being turned down.
The bowling and fielding were adequate, but barely so. An attack of Mills, McKay and Bennett will not win New Zealand the ICC World Cup. Nathan McCullum's form was adequate at best, and Daniel Vettori bowled steadily in conditions in which he should have been deadly; sadly, Vettori hasn't been deadly for a long time.
Where to from here? Quite honestly, we have no idea. We guess though that after a series loss to Bangladesh, the only way is up! New Zealand cricket has some huge challenges ahead of it, and it's time for New Zealand Cricket to make some hard decisions if the game here is to maintain any credibility whatsoever.