<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/">West Indies</a> took two early wickets as both <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/dom-sibley">Dom Sibley</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a> captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/joe-root/">Joe Root</a> fell cheaply on the first day of the decisive third Test at Old Trafford on Friday. England were 66/2 at lunch, with opener Rory Burns 33 not out and Ben Stokes, the batting hero of their second-Test win, on seven. <p></p> <p></p>It took West Indies just five balls to strike after captain Jason Holder won the toss on an overcast morning in Manchester. Sibley had frustrated the West Indies with a near eight-hour hundred during England's 113-run win in the second Test at Old Trafford that levelled this three-match series at 1-1. <p></p> <p></p>But on Friday he was lbw for nought to a full-length delivery from Kemar Roach, with Sibley not even bothering to review. There was a worrying moment for the tourists when fast bowler Shannon Gabriel limped off midway through his fourth over with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. <p></p> <p></p>West Indies had selected just three frontline quicks for this match, with giant off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall replacing Alzarri Joseph in the only change to their side. But Gabriel did return eventually following what a team spokesman said was "general tightness". <p></p> <p></p>England had dropped number three batsman Zak Crawley and left-arm paceman Sam Curran, with their places taken by express quick Jofra Archer and veteran spearhead James Anderson. Left-hander Burns drove Roach through the covers for the match's first boundary in the 12th over. <p></p> <p></p>But after England had made steady progress they gifted the West Indies a second wicket. Burns cut Cornwall and Root, promoted to number three in Crawley's absence, called him through for what was always going to be, at best, a tight single. <p></p> <p></p>Root, however, failed to beat Roston Chase's direct hit from backward point and was run out for 17, with England now 47/2. <p></p> <p></p><strong>'Jofra is ready'</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Archer had been left out of the second Test for breaching the regulations designed to prevent coronavirus infections after making an unauthorised trip home. <p></p> <p></p>The Barbados-born quick had subsequently said he had been subjected to online racist abuse. <p></p> <p></p>But Root, speaking at the toss, insisted: "Jofra is ready to play. Over the last couple of days he's got his smile back, he's bowled with real pace in the nets." <p></p> <p></p>With doubts over the bowling fitness of star all-rounder Stokes, who had a quad injury, England decided to play an extra seamer. <p></p> <p></p>Stokes, who scored 176 and 78 not out while climbing to the top of the Test all-rounder rankings in the second match of the series, was passed fit to bat. <p></p> <p></p>Victory for the West Indies would see them secure a first Test series win in England for 32 years. <p></p> <p></p>This series, played without spectators, marks international cricket's return from the coronavirus lockdown.