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THE TENTH WICKET!
Mala Ashok



















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Rajoo’s sister Rinaa was grinning widely as she looked into Rajoo’s bedroom
window.










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“I wonder what she is up to. Did she put a frog under my bed?”











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“Oh No!” She’s running away.”
“She must have taken something special or hidden something scary in my room.”












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“Aha! I know!! She reached up to my special shelf and took away my game!”













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“My Chest! I hope she didn’t open my big Chest and get…”









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“Yes! Rinaa did! She took my lucky cricket Bat and Ball,” Wailed Rajoo. “Our
team is going to lose the cricket match without my lucky bat and ball!”











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“Should I call the captain and tell him? The whole team is counting on me to come
in as the tenth wicket, hit lots and lots of sixers and win the game.”












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“Alas! Without my lucky bat, I was out on the first ball. Tenth wicket down! We
lost the game” 






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“Bhaiyya! Wake up! Aren’t you late for your game?”
Rinaa was at the window with Rajoo’s bat and ball!!
“It was just a dream?” Rajoo asked surprised.
“Yay! I can still score sixers and our team will win the game!”









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Rajoo went and told Dadimaa/Paati the good news that he had scored tons of runs
and helped his team win.

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