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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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That left five overs before lunch, which would have been enough for Roach to dismiss Alastair Cook for one had he not been called for no-balling.
The poor weather continued after the break, as seven overs were lost, and Lancashire hopes were further bolstered not long after the resumption, when Rikki Clarke was dismissed lbw by a beauty from Mahmood, whose habit of no-balling began to become a problem as play progressed.
Most notably the two Australian umpires, Hair and Ross Emerson, who caused a storm by no-balling him in 1995 and 1999, are not repentant.
Emerson was banished from international cricket after no-balling Muralitharan in a ODI against England in Adelaide in 1999.
Bangalore: Zaheer Khan may have been the pick of Indian bowlers with two wickets on first day of the Test match, but was yet 'fined' $100 for no-balling at the end of day's play.
Hair denies any problem with himself and teams from the subcontinent despite a number of controversial incidents such as no-balling Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan on a number of occasions during a match against Australia in 1995.
The third wicket pair, who realised 76 in 10 overs - were helped by the no-balling Silverwood and an over from Ryan Sidebottom that produced 20 runs.
Barmy Army spokesman Paul Burnham insisted their chants were meant as a joke, claiming, ``Watching the guys' faces while they were no-balling Lee, you could tell they were smiling.
Left-armer Perera has never been called for no-balling at home - although his action is believed to have been looked at by Sri Lankan officials - and any discrepancies were not reported to the match officials at Lord's yesterday.