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Anderson: Bowlers outstanding

James Anderson paid tribute to England's entire bowling attack after the hosts wrapped up a comprehensive victory over India in the fifth Test at The Oval.

The tourists were subjected to a second straight loss inside three days as England sealed a 3-1 Investec series success with an innings-and-244-run win, Chris Jordan picking up a career-best 4-18 after Joe Root's brilliant unbeaten 149.

Anderson, who was named man of the series, moved ever closer to Ian Botham's all-time England record Test wicket-taking tally of 383 with figures of 2-16 taking him to 380, and afterwards was keen to spread the praise to Stuart Broad, Jordan, Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali.

"It's right up there... it's the best I've probably bowled, yeah," he said of his own form.

He continued on Sky Sports: "The way the whole group has bowled has been outstanding since Southampton.

"We've got on top of their batsmen and not let them get back in any of the games we've played. We've created pressure non-stop.

"That's a credit to all - not just the four seamers, but Moeen Ali as well."

On what had changed since the loss at Lord's, he said: "We decided to concentrate not on plans for particular batsmen, but on what we do well - hitting the top as much as we could, challenge their outside edge, challenging their forward defence. And I think as we've gone on through last three Tests we've improved on that in each game."