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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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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.
He never bowled in a Test in England for fear that he would be no-balled for throwing, and was actually called against India in the first Test at Bombay in 1960-61.
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.
The tourists' lowest ebb came when Broad had Jayawardene caught and bowled with the deficit at 293, only to be retrospectively no-balled.
An interesting point from the match is that Paddy Hennessy was no-balled out of the box following a protest from an England player, Arthur Rice, who's brother Ritchie Rice was the referee
Rules or no rules, jockeys will continue to receive bans -- but don't football players still get red-carded and bowlers no-balled.
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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.
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