Well, it does appear to be so – from the batsman’s standpoint, if you look at the scoreboard. I disagree. Why should the ball be credited (debited?) to the batsman when it is an illegal delivery and does not show up in the team’s (or bowlers’) over total? I kinda knew about how this worked, but got proof today. Sample this:
West Indies 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
FH Edwards c Prince b Nel 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
Fall of wickets:… 9-407 (Chanderpaul, 133.1 ov), 10-408 (Edwards, 133.4 ov)
Fidel should be shown as having played only three balls, and the one extra (no ball or wide ball) should be removed from the total number of balls he faced.