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5 infamous no-balls of the 21st century

deebak mohan
10.24K   //    21 Oct 2017, 09:33 IST

No-balls have the potential to turn a game upside down. They are like the proverbial ant in an elephant's ear: too small to be paid any attention to, yet can wreak havoc.

Pakistan's Wahab Riaz gave away 58 runs off no-balls in 2016 Tests, the most by any bowler that year. This year, Pollard found himself in hot water after bowling a no-ball that prevented Lewis from scoring a century.

Let's look at some of the no-balls that turned into headlines.

#5 Jasprit Bumrah - ICC Champions Trophy Finals, 2017

Bumrah's no-ball will haunt Indian fans for the years to come

This no-ball broke the hearts of millions of Indian cricket fans. It will go down in history as one of the most expensive no-balls ever bowled by an Indian.

Bumrah thought that he had got the better of Fakhar Zaman, who edged a ball to Dhoni. The Pakistan opener was headed back to the pavilion but the umpire stopped him. Unfortunately for the Indian team, Bumrah had bowled a no-ball by a hair's breadth.

The opener made use of his reprieve and scored a match-winning 114 off just 106 balls. His century helped Pakistan beat India by a mammoth margin of 180 runs.

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