During the 38th over of Sri Lanka\'s innings, three Indian fielders contrived to add four runs to the total.
During the 38th over of Sri Lanka's innings, three Indian fielders contrived to add four runs to the total. Dinesh Chandimal, batting on 31, pushed a delivery from R Ashwin towards the midwicket region and from the non-striker's end Lahiru Thirimanne sprinted out of the blocks. Chandimal too took a few paces but then saw Suresh Raina swoop in on the ball and sent his partner back.
Thirimanne was gone for all money but Raina's fling at the non-striker's end was off the mark. What was worse, the two fielders backing up - one of which was the captain Virender Sehwag at cover - failed to stop the ball and the result was a life for Thirimanne – who went on to score a brisk half-century – and four runs to Chandimal. Until then Chandimal had failed to score a boundary; with India's generosity he managed one.