New Zealand, Australia and Jamaica emerged as the three teams to beat on the first day of competition. When Australia beat Jamaica, it set up a showdown between the two trans-Tasman nations. New Zealand emerged victorious to become the only unbeaten team on the first day. The Jamaicans used their powerplay effectively in all games bar the one against Australia. Against South Africa, they scored a massive 24 points setting up a big win. Shanice Beckford downed two supershots in quick succession to boost them into the lead and they never looked back from there. Later in the day, the Australians starved Jamaica of ball in their powerplay and this, coupled with some off-target shooting, saw them score just four points.