The first ever T10 International tournament is underway in Spain after a first day which saw Belgium and Sweden set the early pace with two wins each. The tournament, which has been sanctioned by the ICC, will see 13 national teams plus a Netherlands A and an England Amateur XI battle it out over a month. The teams have been divided into three groups with each having its own week before the top two go through to the finals week.

The hosts opened the tournament with a game against Belgium, the hosts batting first. Captain Chris Munoz-Mills top scored for them with 42 from 27 balls as they scored 94-6 from their 10 overs. Belgium's run chase started with Aziz Mohammad scoring 29 from 12 balls, but the star was Saber Zakhil with an unbeaten 43 from just 13 balls as the visitors completed a four wicket win with 8 balls to spare.

Belgium's second win came in the third match of the day in convincing fashion against Luxembourg. Batting first they racked up 165-5 from their 10 overs, a total that many teams at this level would find tough to chase in T20 cricket. Saber Zakhil again top scored, this time with 53, the first half-century of the tournament. Luxembourg didn't make much effort to chase down the target and reached 82-2 from their 10 overs, Thomas Martin scoring an unbeaten 43.

In between those two matches, Sweden got off to a winning start against Scandinavian rivals Norway. A 67 run second wicket partnership between Rahel Khan - who scored 39 - and Azam Khalil - who scored 41 from 12 balls - was the key in their total of 125-9. Norway got very close in the end, needing 14 from the last over with the last pair at the crease. A wide and a single was followed by a no-ball that went to the boundary, changing the equation to a more comfortable 7 from five balls. It wasn't to be for Norway though as the last wicket fell with two balls to come and they lost by four runs.

The Swedes made it two from two in the last match of the day when they took on Luxembourg. After finding themselves on 21-3 in their third over, an 80 run partnership between Share Ali and captain Abhijit Venkatesh got them back in the game. Venkatesh scored 30 but was outdone by Ali who finished unbeaten on 63 from just 24 balls in their total of 126-4. The top score for Luxembourg was also an unbeaten 63, by captain Tony Whiteman, but he didn't really have any other significant contribution alongside him and his team could only muster 104-6 from their 10 overs.

The other match of the day was between hosts Spain and Norway. The visitors batted first and scored 112-5 thanks to an 81 run second wicket partnership between Raza Iqbal and Walid Ghauri, who scored 52 and 39 respectively. Awais Ahmed helped get Spain's reply off to a good start, scoring 45 from 18 balls, dominating a 76 run opening partnership with Hamza Saleem. Saleem eventually outdid him though, finishing unbeaten on 56 from 19 balls as his team cruised to an eight wicket win with 2.5 overs to spare.