Back in March 2003 at the World Cup in South Africa, the Dutch pairing of Feiko Kloppenburg and Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk put on a partnership of 228 against Namibia. That was the highest ever partnership for an associate team in men's ODIs and had stood until today.
Against Papua New Guinea at the United Cricket Club ground in Windhoek, the Jersey third wicket pairing of Josh Lawrenson and Asa Tribe put on 232 to break that long standing record, the partnership ending when Lawrenson fell for 113 in the penultimate over.
Jonty Jenner was dismissed first ball after that partnership ended with Ben Stevens surviving the hat-trick delivery. Tribe finished unbeaten on 115, just outscoring Lawrenson, as Jersey made 291-4 from their 50 overs.
Given that Papua New Guinea had scored 333 and lost at the same ground three days ago, that total was potentially below par, and PNG got close, replying with 280-9 and losing by 11 runs. Assad Vala top scored for them with 75, with four Jersey bowlers each taking a brace of wickets for their first ever ODI win.
Over at Weanderers in the day's other game, Pargat Singh scored his first ODI century with 102 as Canada scored 254 before they were bowled out. Aayan Afzal Khan was the pick of the UAE bowlers with 3-34.
UAE opened their reply with Muhammad Waseem and Aryan Lakra putting on 134 in 28.5 overs before Waseem was dismissed for 80 from 78 balls. Lakra reached 53 before he was out, whilst an unbeaten 54 from 48 balls by Rameez Shahzad helped UAE complete a six wicket win with an over to spare.
The tournament continues tomorrow with the hosts back in action as they take on UAE, whilst Papua New Guinea will come up against the USA.