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dot ball

n
(Cricket) cricket a ball from which a run is not scored
[when no run is scored, the scorer places a dot in his or her record book]
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Kieron Pollard said West Indies would continue to work on reducing their dot ball count but stressed that power-hitting would always remain a key element of their arsenal in Twenty20 Internationals.
With RCB needing six runs from the last ball to tie the game, Lasith Malinga bowled a dot ball, but replays showed it should have been a no-ball as he overstepped.
But impossible is nothing with this side, as Smith took the key wicket of Morley (9), and finished the over with a dot ball, leaving Shepshed needing four off the last over, but Loughborough needing just one wicket to take it the other way.
He looks very calm and collected, his dot ball count is very low and one of the keys is that we ran really well.
"I was just trying to bowl as straight as I could to Sangakkara, bowl a dot ball really.
I in fact fully endorsed his view watching Nuwan conceding 'dot ball' after 'dot ball'.
Sri Lanka needed just one run off the final two deliveries and the tension rose after a dot ball, but Manodara held her nerve and hammered Georgia Elwiss over midwicket for six to spark celebratory scenes.
The chase came down to four runs from the last ball but Perera produced a dot ball to save the match and the series.
Misbah, who remained unbeaten on a 20-ball 31 that included three fours, played just one dot ball in his knock.
Kemp hit two more runs and faced a dot ball to leave his team on 184-4 with one delivery left but bowler Tyron Henderson kept his nerve to collect an attempted boundary and run out Kemp for 49.
Ali Taylor struck a boundary to tie the scores, but the next delivery was a dot ball so one was still needed.