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no-ball

1. 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. Rounders an illegal ball, esp one bowled too high or too low
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In the recently concluded ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, the on-field match officials were criticised as they had missed calling a no-ball in the match between West Indies and Australia.
CSK skipper Dhoni, who is known as 'Captain Cool', too suffered a meltdown and stormed from his dugout to confront the umpires after a no-ball call for a high full toss was reversed against Rajasthan Royals in an IPL 2019 game.
The match officials had to uphold the decision despite a clear mistake as the rules do not allow a review against an on-field no-ball call.
"If it was not a no-ball we could have won the game but that's our mistake and we are taking that," said Morgan's dejected opposite number Dinesh Chandimal.
"One no-ball at a crucial part of the game can cost you seven runs or more, with guys hitting boundaries off it, with the free hit that follows, they can be disastrous for a bowling side.
A no-ball was called which meant a free-hit for Lahore.
"It was disappointing to bowl the no-ball, (on) other days things could have gone differently."
After passing his century, Root lit up the ground with crisp punches through mid-wicket and square drives but he had another reprieve on 149 when he was stumped off a no-ball from Maharaj.
Presumably, Pandya's message was for Jasprit Bumrah for bowling the no-ball, and for Ravindra Jadeja who was involved in his run out.
"Of course, I have sympathy with [Sri Lanka] - and with Rod," he said of his luck with the no-ball miscall.