Absent-minded moment of the day
Rohit Sharma was not the only fielder to drop a catch today, but he was the only one to do something silly immediately after dropping one. In the sixth over of West Indies' innings, Rohit grassed a sitter off Marlon Samuels at second slip. His frustration got the better of him and Rohit tossed the ball away in disgust, allowing West Indies an overthrow. So not only did he delay Umesh Yadav's second wicket, he also added a run to the fast bowler's figures.

Oversight of the day
Virender Sehwag sets fields like he bats - always on the attack. He had three slips for Umesh Yadav when the ball was new and had three close catchers on the off side for the left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja when it was old. He even kept six fielders in the circle once the mandatory Powerplay was over. When he took the bowling Powerplay, however, Sehwag slipped. He needed to have six fielders in the circle but had only five for the first ball of the 18th over. Lendl Simmons didn't spot the mistake - he merely tapped the ball to mid-off - but the umpire did and called a no-ball. Sehwag had a laugh.

Comeback of the day
R Ashwin suffered the day's first six, when Kieron Pollard stepped out of his crease in the 24th over and hoisted the third ball back over the bowler's head. He also suffered the second six, when Pollard mis-hit the next ball over the wide long-on boundary. There was no hat-trick, though. Pollard came forward and stabbed at the fifth ball, only for it to graze his glove, lob off the pad and land in Parthiv Patel's gloves.

Catch of the day
The ball was short and wide from Ravi Rampaul. It was there to be cut, carved or crashed through the off side. Gautam Gambhir made some room and freed his arms, smashing the ball hard through the air towards cover, where Sammy had placed his shortest fielder. Adrian Barath crouched, waited for the right fraction, and then sprang up. He timed his jump to perfection and plucked the ball out of the air high above his head with his right hand. Barath went off on a celebratory run as Gambhir looked on in disbelief.

Six of the day
Rampaul had already knocked Sehwag on the back of his helmet, and then he bruised Rohit's bottom hand with a short ball that crashed into the glove. It was the same hand that Stuart Broad broke at Chester-le-Street. Rohit had no opportunity for a riposte that time, but he did today. Three balls later, having spotted the short ball early Rohit was on the front foot, pulling the ball from just outside off stump and rocketing it into the crowd beyond the midwicket boundary.

Pounce of the day
You could criticise Pollard for his batting, you could criticise Pollard for his bowling, but you'll find it hard to fault him for his fielding. In the 18th over, Rohit cut the ball firmly behind point and set off for a run. He had to stop, turn around and hurry back, though. Pollard had moved several yards quickly, dived full length to his left and intercepted the ball cleanly with his right hand outstretched. He then hit the ground, bounced back up, swung around and threw the ball at the batsman's end. The only thing Pollard did wrong was miss the stumps, or else Rohit would have been out on 6.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo