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December 15, 2003, 06:51 PM
Ajit Agarkar -- otherwise known as 'The Bombay Duck' -- took his revenge on Australia on Monday, a revenge which will seem even sweeter if his test-best bowling is capped by Indian success in the second test.

Agarkar, a slim-as-a-stump bowling all rounder, has been a figure of fun in Australia for years.

On India's last test visit Down Under, Agarkar earned his sobriquet after ending the series with five consecutive ducks, his batting efforts lasting one ball, one ball, one ball, one ball and then two.

To make matters worse, Agarkar then made a pair in the one test he played against the Australians in 2001, giving him an extraordinary seven noughts in a row against the world champions.

When he scored his first run of 12 in the drawn first test in Brisbane earlier his month, he raised his bat to acknowledge the crowd's mocking cheers.

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