The day's second over was to be bowled by 17-year-old Malachi Jones, playing his first World Cup match. His first delivery was a length ball just outside off, which Indian opener Robin Uthappa prodded at nervously. The ball flew to the right of Leverock at a wide first slip, and he responded with an athleticism unexpected from a patently overweight man, launching himself to his right to pull off a spectacular one-handed catch.
"India 3/1, and you could hear the sniggers all around. Would Bermuda actually do a Bangladesh now?" wrote Ajay Shankar in the Indian Express as a nation that was still reeling from the loss to Bangladesh watched their first wicket go down cheaply. The Bermuda Sun was effusive: "What a catch, what a moment in the history of this tournament as Jones races to the boundary in celebration and is mobbed by his exultant team-mates."
There was very little for Bermuda to cheer after that as India set a slew of records on their way to a thumping victory. A Virender Sehwag century helped India pile on 413 for 5 - the largest total in the World Cup - and the 257-run margin of victory was a record for all one-dayers. Jones didn't get another wicket in the match as he was taken for 74 in seven overs, and Leverock's left-arm spin was smashed for 96 runs, the second most expensive 10-over spell in World Cup history as Bermuda exited the tournament. Still, the Leverock catch remains the most indelible and heart-warming moment in Bermuda cricket.
Siddarth Ravindran is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo