Parthiv Patel    AFP (File photo)
Parthiv Patel AFP (File photo)

The 31-year-old Indian wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel created a unique record on Saturday, when he made a comeback to Test cricket after missing 83 games for his country. No other Indian cricketer has missed more than 50 Tests in the past, so Parthiv s record is certainly a unique fact in itself. The senior cricketer, who last played a Test for India as many as 8 years ago, celebrated his return to Test cricket by claiming his 50th victim in Test cricket. Parthiv took the catch of England captain Alastair Cook in the 16th over of the day to become the 8th Indian wicketkeeper with 50 or more dismissals. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 3rd Test at Mohali

Before this Test, Parthiv had 41 catches and 8 stumpings to his name. On Saturday, when Ravichandran Ashwin came on to bowl, he lured the English captain Cook to play a cut shot off a delivery that had width. Cook went for his stroke, but got a faint edge, and Parthiv was quick to grab the ball. The return to Test cricket would certainly have been memorable for Parthiv, who looked pretty neat behind the wickets with his wicketkeeping skills. Early in the morning, when the ball was moving around dangerously, the veteran player used his vast experience. LIVE Cricket Score, India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 1 at Mohali

Earlier at lunch, England were struggling at 92 for 4 with Jonny Bairstow (20 not out) and Ben Stokes (5 not out) at the crease. Cook was dismissed for 42-ball 27, which was studded with 6 boundaries. Haseeb Hameed scored 31-ball 9, whereas Joe Root fell for 15.