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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

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.
Summary: Manager Sameen says there was confusion over the last-ball no-ball
But, as the combative opener trudged off, television replays showed the seamer had overstepped for a no-ball from round the wicket, and he returned to clip the very next delivery off his hip for three-figures - having hit 13 fours and a six from 130 balls.
While they did pick up two early wickets, Bumrah's no-ball that threw Upul Tharanga a lifeline decisively tilted the momentum in Sri Lanka's favour.
For Root, there were a couple of early scares, bordering on straightforward let-offs, and an almighty reprieve when he was stumped off a Keshav Maharaj no-ball when one shy of his 150 but there is an old saying about fortune and the brave.
Stokes did advance down the wicket to lift Maharaj over long-on for six but the firebrand all-rounder also enjoyed a stroke of luck when he was bowled by a Morkel no-ball.
NEW DELHI -- India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was mocked by the Jaipur Police for the infamous no-ball that he bowled against Pakistan in the final of ICC Champions Trophy.
Umpire Rod Tucker mistakenly called a no-ball against Nuwan Pradeep, therefore reprieving Hales when he was bowled by a shooter on only 58 out of England's 233 for seven declared on day four of the third Investec Test at Lord's.
I had objected to a no-ball which was above chest height and that's all," Younis told a private Pakistani TV channel.
STUART Broad apologised to his team-mates for the no-ball which reprieved Shoaib Malik on the way to his century, as England paid dearly for missed chances against Pakistan.
We're pretty strict in practice with our no-ball bowling.
I'm not really a big no-ball bowler but there's no real excuses for it.