In the 45th over of India's second innings, Ajinkya Rahane, then on 17, was facing Kemar Roach and he closed the face of the bat a bit early while attempting a flick. John Campbell at short extra cover couldn't hold on to the catch. It was symbolic of the kind of the day Roach had. The West Indies fast bowler ended with returns of 1 for 18 off 12 overs at stumps - following up on his 4 for 66 in the first innings - but the lack of wickets belied how he had troubled Virat Kohli and Rahane, regularly beating the outside edge.
His bowling prompted captain Jason Holder to say that Roach was the bowler of the match, even though India quick Ishant Sharma had taken a five-for in West Indies' first innings.
"Yes, Ishant got five wickets in the first innings but Kemar is probably the bowler of the game. I am not discrediting Ishant's performance, I thought he bowled really well as well. But I think Kemar has so far stood out.
"Kemar's been brilliant. Him, Shannon [Gabriel] and myself, we have done a lot of hard work over the last couple of years. I am not surprised by his performance. He tends to like this ground as well, he's had quite a bit of success here at Antigua. The thing about Kemar is that he keeps you guessing, keeps you playing and there's never a situation where he can be predictable."
Roach dismissed Pujara for the second time in this Test, before returning to trouble Rahane and Kohli just as the pair were settling down. A ball before that dropped chance, West Indies went up in a big appeal for lbw and even reviewed the umpire's decision but lost a review as ball-tracking showed the ball was missing the leg stump.
Later in the day, the side chose not to review another lbw chance Roach had created against Rahane, who was on 48. Ball-tracking suggested the delivery would have gone on to hit middle stump and a late wicket would have buoyed West Indies, and snapped a solid partnership. As it happened, both Kohli and Rahane finished the day unbeaten, having scored half-centuries, with India's lead at 260. Despite the missed opportunities, Holder still felt his side had a hand in the game
"We definitely did drop a chance and I definitely can't control umpiring decisions. We could have reviewed it but at that stage, we felt it was bat as well. Unfortunately, it didn't go our way that decision. That's just the way the game is played. The bowlers are doing an exceptional job. India is scoring at 2-plus an over which is good. We've missed a chance here and there and obviously the lbw decision there, the game would have looked a lot different. But having said that we are definitely in hand, still in hand, we are fighting today."