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no-ball

n
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
vb
(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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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.
He would communicate to the on-field umpire that a no-ball has been delivered, so every delivery on the field would be played as a fair delivery until called otherwise," ESPN Cricinfo quoted Allardice as saying.
That miss will go down alongside the no-ball from the 2015 World Cup quarter-final in the annals of what-if moments in Rohit vs Bangladesh.
Kiwi umpire Chris Gaffaney failed to notice a clear no-ball from Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc, before the delivery which led to opener Chris Gayle's dismissal - a ball which should have been a free-hit.
KARACHI -- Fakhar Zaman was still establishing himself in the Pakistan team when Jasprit Bumrah's no-ball in the Champions Trophy final triggered his unlikely rise from navy sailor to World Cup talisman.
Malinga escapes after delivering no-ball (RCB vs MI group game)
Ravi's failure to spot a no-ball off the final delivery of the match.
England lost the first two Tests, and Buttler was put down in the slips on nought, while Stokes had made 52 when he was caught and bowled by Alzarri Joseph off what proved to be a no-ball.
De Kock got an early life line as he was caught off a no-ball for 14 off the bowling of Usman Shinwari.
Mohammad Amir effectively conceded 10 runs in extras off two successive deliveries, with a wide and a no-ball which both flew over Sarfraz's head.
The bowler went around the wicket, only to send down a waist-high no-ball. Two runs put Neesham back on strike and the free hit was dispatched for another massive six onto the roof.
West Indies, who clinched victory on Saturday by 50 runs, were victims of an erroneous no-ball call that could not be overturned by review and Braithwaite was critical of the umpiring throughout the tour though he insisted he was not alleging "cheating".