Say Team-A has a certain score and Team-B is batting with 4 balls remaining. Bowler gives a no-ball. It starts raining heavily and play is stopped immediately with 4 balls (including the free-hit) remaining.
Now match result has to be decided based on Duckworth-Lewis Method.
Let us take some hypothetical state where:
Case (1) : If Team-B has 4 normal balls, it looses.
Case (2) : If Team-B has 5 balls, it wins.
I know that these two cases have happened.
Does Duckworth-Lewis consider a case like the following ?
Case (3) : If Team-B has 3 balls and 1 free-hit, it wins.
Stating it another way : Is there a numerical value attached to free-hit, which can change the outcome of the final result ?
Intuitively, Case (3) is better than Case (1), so Duckworth-Lewis should consider it.