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India Vs England: Local boy Axar Patel impresses yet again



The local boy Axar Patel took four wickets as India bowled out England for just 205 runs in the first innings of the fourth Test after they chose to bat first in the morning. Patel, who has now taken 22 wickets in the series, is feeling like Test Cricket is a breeze. In the five innings of his career, thus far, the Gujarat-lad has taken three five-wicket hauls and finished with figures of 4/68 on Thursday.

England skipper Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat first on a drier surface that had a little more pace and help for the faster bowlers. However, they didn’t have a favourable start as after a slow first five overs, Patel drew the first blood going through Dom Sibley’s gate.

It didn’t take him and Indian to get the second breakthrough as Zak Crawley went one too many trying to throw Patel out of the attack. Skipper Root and Jonny Bairstow halted the downfall of wickets for a little while before pacer Mohammed Siraj got the former trapped in front of the wickets.

Thereafter, the pair of Bairstow and Ben Stokes helped England get through lunch without any more casualties. However, the post-lunch session had more problems in store for them as they lost Bairstow, a few minutes into the second session.

Stokes continued his merry run as he notched-up his half-century, as he along with Ollie Pope took their team’s score past 120. But, it was a tame end for Stokes as was dismissed by Washington Sundar LBW. Dan Lawrence, coming at No 7 took over from Stokes as he played his shots from the outset.

Pope and Lawrence got England past 150 and were looking threatening. But, it was Ashwin’s turn to add to his wickets column. He removed Pope and Ben Foakes in quick succession to reduce England to 170-7. Lawrence continued to score runs and add some respectability to England’s total.

Patel though had other ideas. He came back and removed Lawrence and off-spinner Dom Bess in the same over. After which, it was just formalities as India bowled out England for just 205.


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The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was the largest-selling sub-4metre compact SUV in India in March 2021. It was followed by the Hyundai Venue, Mahindra Bolero, Tata Nexon and Kia Sonet. Let us have a look at the sales numbers of all these models for the month of March 2021.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza – 11,274 units

Continuing its hold over the sub-4metre compact SUV segment, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza emerged as the best-seller with sales of 11,274 units in March 2021. It is priced between 7.51 lakh and Rs 11.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Hyundai Venue – 10,722 units

Following the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was the Hyundai Venue with sales of 10,722 units in March 2021. The Venue is available in the price range of Rs 6.87 lakh to Rs 11.67 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Mahindra Bolero – 8,905 units

The third best-selling sub-4metre compact SUV in March 2021 was the Mahindra Bolero with sales of 8,905 units. It is offered in the price bracket of Rs 8.17 lakh to Rs 9.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Tata Nexon – 8,683 units

At the fourth position was the Tata Nexon with sales of 8,683 units in March 2021. The Nexon’s price starts at Rs 7.10 lakh and goes up to Rs 12.79 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Kia Sonet – 8,498 units

The fifth and final position on the list of the top five best-selling compact SUVs in March 2021 was occupied by the Kia Sonet, which registered sales of 8,498 units. Its price ranges from Rs 6.79 lakh to Rs 13.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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