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SHANE Warne led Rajasthan Royals to their fourth consecutive victory in the Indian Premier League then attacked former India captain Sourav Ganguly for refusing to walk.

The Royals moved to equal top of the competition after their 45-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in Jaipur, but Royals captain Warne was angry that Ganguly refused to walk for a catch claimed at deep mid-wicket by South Africa captain Graeme Smith.

Ganguly stood his ground and asked for a replay despite Smith's confidence that he had caught the ball before it hit the ground, and he was given not out after TV footage proved inconclusive.

Ganguly captain fell in the next over, caught off Warne's bowling for 51, but the Australian accused the Kolkata captain of not playing in the spirit of the game.

"I was disappointed because in Bangalore we signed that wall about the spirit of cricket," Warne said after the match.

"If an international captain like Graeme Smith caught it and said it was a clean catch and Rudi Koertzen said he caught it, easy ... and anyway, the players aren't allowed to ask for the umpire.

"But Sourav asked the Indian umpire to go to the TV replay. That's not in the spirit of the game so I was very, very disappointed with Sourav."

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