no-ball

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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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We shall call it a no-ball, David," I said gravely.
NBO total was also greatly helped by a whopping 34 extras, including 19 wides and two no-balls by Ahli Bank bowlers.
Pakistan paceman Amir was rumbled for bowling deliberate no-balls and getting a backhander from a bookie.
The 24-year-old left-armer can expect a cool reception from fans at Lord's, where he was caught bowling no-balls to order in a sting operation carried out by a tabloid newspaper.
ALEX Hales' fortunate escape en route to his career-best 94 left disappointed Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford calling for a change of policy on no-balls from the International Cricket Council.
CONVICTED spot-fixer Mohammad Amir is set to make his Test return at the ground where he delivered no-balls to order in 2010.
Amir along with then-Pakistan captain Salman Butt and new-ball partner Mohammad Asif, were found guilty of arranging deliberate no-balls in return for money during the Lord's Test against England in August 2010.
The fast bowler, who also served three months of a six-month prison sentence, returned figures of one wicket for 31 from his four overs, following his ban for deliberately bowling no-balls during a Test against England at Lord's in August 2010.
The committee recommended that all "no-balls" in ODI and T20I cricket should result in a free hit, rather than just "foot fault" no-balls.
But the bowlers weren't really up to it and the fielding, dropped catches and no-balls here and there.
With their most dangerous wickettaker Ben Stokes struggling to find his feet - and plonking them in the wrong place for eight no-balls - Durham needed to do something different.
The highest contribution to Pakistan's innings came in the form of extras -- a whopping 51 (38 wides, 10 no-balls, 3 leg-byes).