Steven Taylor was born about an hours drive from the Central Broward Stadium in Florida, and just under 26 years later he played a key role in USA's second ODI win as they completed a relatively straightforward win over Namibia.
Namibia won the toss and elected to bat first, and soon found themselves on the back foot with Stephan Baard out for a duck in the first over. Fellow opener Kark Birkenstock with 32 and Zane Green with 36 were the only Namibian batsmen to get any sort of a start as the visitors were bowled out for just 121.
Nine of Namibia's wickets fell to spin bowling, with Taylor's off spin accounting for four of them for the cost of 23 runs. After USA's openers Xavier Marshall and Jaskaran Malhotra both fell for 13, it was Taylor who led the way with the bat, scoring 43 before he was the third man out and sharing in a 68 run partnership with Monank Patel.
Patel stayed in after Taylor's dismissal and finished unbeaten on 30 as the hosts completed a five wicket win with 18.4 overs to spare. Zhivago Groenwald on ODI debut was the pick of Namibia's bowlers with 3-28.
The tri-series will continue on Thursday with the second USA v Papua New Guinea match. Namibia will next be in action the following day, again playing the hosts.