A pair of Indian schoolboys did the unthinkable when they put on a "world record" 721 for the opening wicket off 40 overs in a limited-overs cricket match, the Times of India reported Thursday.
Shaibaz Tumbi and B. Manoj Kumar achieved the feat on Wednesday playing for St Peter's High School against St Philips High School in an under-13 inter-school match at Secunderabad in southern India.
Tumbi hammered 324 off just 116 balls and Kumar 320 off 127 deliveries in an eye-defying display of aggressive batting. The pair smashed 103 fours during their stand, but not a single six at the huge Parade ground.
Their stand also eclipsed the previous best of 664 for the third wicket between Indian batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar and former Test batsman Vinod Kambli in an inter-school match in Mumbai in February 1988, the paper said.
St Philips also conceded 77 extras which included 57 wides and three no-balls, meaning the Tumbi-Kumar duo had 10 extra overs to continue with their run-riot.
The St Philips batsmen wilted after the pair's onslaught and were dismissed for a paltry 21, leaving their opponents winners by a whopping 700-run margin.
Three world records were struck -- highest total, highest stand and highest margin of victory -- in any form of limited-overs cricket at any level, according to former Indian cricket board statistician Mohandas Menon.
The previous one-day record was of 630-5 off 45 overs by United Cricket Club against Bay Area in a league match in California, the paper said.