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Fidel Edwards and Jerome Taylor shared five wickets as a rain-affected first day of the second Test between the West Indies and Sri Lanka in Port of Spain ended honours even.

Edwards claimed 3-50 and fellow paceman Taylor 2-63 as the tourists closed on 5-217.

Edwards was at his economic best in the morning session as he almost single-handedly pegged the Sri Lankans back after they had made a strong start, taking the scalps of dangermen Malinda Warnapura and Kumar Sangakkara in successive overs.

The diminutive quick then removed Michael Vandort after lunch before Taylor dismissed Thilan Samaraweera and Mahela Jayawardene, but Tillakaratne Dilshan and Chamara Silva shared an unbeaten stand of 100 to bring the Sri Lankans back into the match.

Warnapura - looking for another big score to go with the century he struck in the first Test - and Vandort got the Sri Lankans off to a solid start, the former hitting eight fours in his almost run-a-ball 35.

He was dropped on 12 by Dwayne Bravo, but was not to be afforded another chance after edging an Edwards delivery to Sewnarine Chattergoon at third slip.

And Sangakkara followed him back to the pavilion for 10 two overs later, wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin taking the catch after the batsman had nicked another ball from Edwards.

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