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Indian schoolboys score 721 runs

November 16, 2006 10:46 IST
Two schoolboys in the southern city of Hyderabad set a record partnership on Wednesday, evoking memories of a similar knock between batting great Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli nearly two decades ago.

Openers Manoj Kumar and Mohammad Shaibaz Tumbi both scored triple centuries and put on 721 runs as they batted through a full 40 overs in an under-13s inter-school limited-overs match.

Local journalists were quick to recall the 1988 exploits of a teenage Tendulkar and Kambli, who both hit triple centuries in Mumbai's Harris Shield schools competition.

Tendulkar and Kambli put on a record 664 runs for the third wicket for Shardashram against St Xavier's.

Tendulkar went on to make his Test debut as a cherub-faced 16-year-old the following year and Kambli made his one-day debut in 1991.

Manoj scored 320 off 127 balls and Tumbi 324 off 116 balls for St Peter's School and they ran up the highest total, highest partnership and eventually the highest margin of victory (700 runs) in any class of the limited-overs game.

A stunned St Phillip's School were bundled out for a paltry 21 in just seven overs.

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