The 31-year-old Northern Irish golfer shrugged off a near three-hour fog delay to lead the pack at eight under par.
The tourists are due to shuffle their pace options in the second game against Sri Lanka, but it is the return of Stokes and Archer for the India series that excites Root.
Bucs fans have vented their frustrations on social media with some questioning the German mentor’s line-ups and substitutions.
The CSA interim board’s term of office expires on February 15 and Yacoob said their focus in the next three weeks would be on formulating a new structure for the board.
“I don’t think there is any secret (to scoring goals),” said the SuperSport striker, who has 11 in 12 top flight matches.
“Even among the players at training, the spirit is high,” says the Amakhosi left back.
“Better game than the last game, we had good opportunities to score in the first half,” said the German coach.
“We had a few young lads today on the pitch and at the beginning, they were a little bit nervous, but the longer the game went on the calmer they got,” said Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhüttl.
Whiteley feels discipline could be the deciding factor on who controls the pace of the game and who dominates the territory battle.
“I am responsible, the players have tried but well, we’re out,” said the Real Madrid head coach.
The Reds trail surprise leaders Leicester by four points, but play their game in hand when Burnley visit Anfield on Thursday.
Pirates have now fallen down to sixth place on the log with 18 points from 12 matches.
On the golf course, 2020 was a year to forget for McIlroy.
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