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no-ball

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1. (Cricket) cricket an illegal ball, as for overstepping the crease, throwing, etc, for which the batting side scores a run, and from which the batsman can be out only by being run out
2. (Team Sports, other than specified) rounders an illegal ball, esp one bowled too high or too low
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(Cricket) cricket rounders a call by the umpire indicating a no-ball
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(General Sporting Terms) (tr) cricket (of an umpire)
a. to declare (a bowler) to have bowled a no-ball
b. to declare (a delivery) to be a no-ball

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A ball judged illegal because of some infringement by the bowler. The batting side scores one run unless the batsman hits it.
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Dropped on five, Root was also stumped at 149, but called back after Keshav Maharaj (left) overstepped the line and was no-balled.
Hales on 72 pulled Riaz to deep square leg only for third umpire Marais Erasmus to correctly rule the bowler, who often over-steps, had no-balled.
Moeen Ali opened his account by being no-balled for an unintentional high full toss in his first over - but the double change, Woakes on too, worked immediately for the seamer at the pavilion end.
Pakistan were reduced to bringing on part-time medium pacer Shan Masood and he was promptly no-balled first delivery after knocking over
Tye, who has bowled his first two overs for ten runs, was ordered out of the Gloucestershire attack after being no-balled twice for high fulltosses in the 15th over.
Murtagh lifted rushworth offhis pads for six and top-edged a four over Phil Mustard's head, Finn scored a four through third men when aiming in front of square leg, Keaton Jennings gifted a run when he missed the stumps from short leg and Hastings no-balled.
He was controversially no-balled in Australia in the 1995 Boxing Day Test against the hosts and again by umpire Ross Emerson during a One-day series the following year.
The Proteas then suffered another setback just before stumps when Cowan (49 not out) gloved behind off Morne Morkel, only to be given a let off when a review showed the South African quick had no-balled by millimeters.
Rules or no rules, jockeys will continue to receive bans -- but don't football players still get red-carded and bowlers no-balled.
It's like a bowler constantly over-stepping the mark, except they get no-balled, and concede a run.
Forget standing-up to Ponting's hysterionics - very few, if any, would have had the courage to set a precedent and ask for a check on whether Mitchell Johnson no-balled in 'dismissing' Matt Prior.
After twice being no-balled in Tests in Australia for throwing, his action was cleared by the International Cricket Council in 1996 following biochemical analysis.