The bulky body of Rangana Herath gives an impression that he won’t be one of the most active fielders on the field. But on this occasion, Herath broke the myth with a brilliant catch at long-on.

During the Boxing Day Test of the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy in 2012, Sri Lanka were bowled out for a mere score of 156 in their first innings. Australia were cruising towards a good score as they 376 for six in the first innings. Michael Hussey was batting 34 and was looking to shift gears. In the 112th over of the innings that was bowled by Tillakaratne Dilshan, Hussey tried to loft one tossed up delivery over long-on in a bid to earn a boundary. He mistimed and failed to get enough power to see it sailing over the long boundary. Herath, who was navigating the long-on boundary misjudged it first but then ran towards his left and didn’t take his eyes off the ball. It seemed he would miss it and in desperation he stretched his left hand to pluck it one-handed. The whole team was bewildered as none of them expected Herath to clinch such a beauty.

Australia won the Test by an innings and 201 runs but Herath’s catch will be remembered for a long time.