GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka made cautious progress to reach 67-1 at lunch on the opening day of the first test against the West Indies in Galle after winning the toss on Wednesday.
The opening pair struggled at times against the visitors' pace attack but Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva put on a half-century stand before Silva (17) was caught behind off the bowling of Kemar Roach shortly before the interval.
At lunch, Karunaratne was unbeaten on 41 and Lahiru Thirimanne was on one.
The West Indies chose four pace bowlers although the Galle wicket traditionally favors spin.
Sri Lanka selected all-rounder Milinda Siriwardene for his test debut after strong form in a lead-up tour match.