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In the early Summer of 2008, Bangladesh came to New Zealand for a two test tour, hoping to put in a solid performance. Bangladesh were turned over in both tests with relative ease, with Matthew Bell performing particularly well in the first test. Disappointingly, Stephen Fleming failed to make his first test century at the Basin Reserve, though New Zealand still won easily.

We attended the test for a single day, which was an absolute scorcher of a day; ripe for getting burnt to a crisp in the sun. Having only just arrived back in NZ after our flight back from the UK, we didn't manage to stay the whole day, but we enjoyed what we did see.

This picture shows Chris Martin in a heap on the floor after attempting to field quickly off his own bowling.
Beers on their way. The day was yet to get really hot, but it was warming up nicely. Despite the test being against Bangladesh, who were getting a slating in the press, the turn out at the game wasn't too bad. The grass bank was fairly busy as can be seen from this photo.
New Zealand bowler, Iain O'Brien, from the town of Petone walks off at the change of innings looking a little bit exhausted.
Jeetan Patel, New Zealand's 12th man and another Wellingtonian looks a little sullen; perhaps at being left out of the team on his home ground.

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