Schoolboys rewrite record books

New Delhi, November 16:

A pair of Indian schoolboys put on a world record 721 for the opening wicket off 40 overs in a one-day cricket match, Times of India reported. Shaibaz Tumbi and B Manoj Kumar achieved the feat on Wednesday playing for St Peter’s School against St Philips in an U-13 inter-school match at Secunderabad.

Tumbi hammered 324 off 116 balls and Kumar 320 off 127 balls. Their feat also eclipsed the previous best stand of 664 between Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli in an inter-school match in Mumbai in 1988.

St Philips was all out for 21, losing by 700 runs. Three world records were struck — highest total, highest stand and highest margin of victory — in any form of limited-overs cricket at any level.