When Canada and Jersey took the field this morning at the United Club ground in Windhoek, there were 20 ODI debutants, including the entire Jersey team. Only three times - including the first ODI of all, of course - have there been more debutants in a single ODI.
It was two Canadians with ODI experience - all of six caps between them - who played key roles in their win today. Nikhil Dutta (one previous ODI) scored 56 batting at seven in the order, and was only out scored by Srimantha Wijeyeratne who made 63.
The two helped Canada recover from 114-5 with a 70 run partnership for the sixth wicket and Canada batted out their overs to make 238-8. Julius Sumerauer took Jersey's first ever ODI wicket but the pick of their bowlers was Chuggy Perchard who took 3-38.
Jersey started their run chase well with Nick Greenwood and Josh Lawrenson putting on 81 for the second wicket before Greenwood was dismissed for 59. Lawrenson top scored with 66, but the rest of the Jersey batting order were unable to make a significant total.
Jeremy Gordon - five previous ODIs for Canada - was the leading bowler for his team with 3-30, with Saad Bin Zafar also picking up three wickets as Jersey were bowled out for 207, losing by 31 runs.
UAE took on Papua New Guinea over at Wanderers in the day's other game. PNG proved something of a thorn in UAE's side at the tailend of CWC League 2, but couldn't win again today.
The UAE batting card had an unusual look to it with Muhammad Waseem's 96 at the top of the card and Aayan Afzal Khan's 94 at number 7 separated by 33 runs from numbers 2 through 6. Chad Soper took 4-43 as UAE scored 260-7 from their 50 overs.
PNG started their chase with Tony Ura and Kiplin Doriga putting on 146 before the former was out for 56. Doriga scored 73 from 71 balls, but there were no other scores of note as they were bowled out for 239, losing by 21 runs. Karthik Meiyappan was the pick of the UAE bowlers with 4-45.
After tomorrow's rest day the tournament resumes on Wednesday when the hosts take on Papua New Guinea and Canada play the USA, with the latter being the first time the two oldest rivals in international cricket have met in a full ODI.