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August 10, 2011
Sri Lanka A 273 for 5 (Thirimanne 70, Rajapaksa 47*) (41.4/43 overs) beat Nottinghamshire 293 for 9 by five wickets (Mullaney 61, Wessels 57, Serasinghe 3-39)(D/L method)
Sri Lanka A edged a high-scoring day at Trent Bridge, chasing down a rain-reduced target of 272 with five wickets to spare to beat Nottinghamshire.
Lahiru Thirimane anchored the chase with 70 from 84 balls and there were solid contributions throughout the top-order but it was Bhanuka Rajapaksa's 29-ball 47, with five fours and two sixes, that sealed the game.
It was a solid effort from the tourists against a second-string Nottinghamshire attack the bowlers had had a tough first half to the day as the home side racked up 293 for 9 in their fifty overs.
Steven Mullaney, Notts skipper for the day, made 61 and Riki Wessels a boundary-studded 57 at the top of the order but contributions from the tail helped take the hosts to a strong total. No.7 - No. 11 added 101 between them and offspinner Sachithra Serasinghe was the only successful bowler with 3 for 39.
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