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Prior, Sidebottom, Vaughan and Tremlett
Vaughan's England tour Sri Lanka and New Zealand this winter
Michael Vaughan saluted England's young bowlers despite seeing his side slump to a first home series loss since 2001.

England were without the injured Steve Harmison, Andrew Flintoff and Matthew Hoggard for all three games with India.

"The way a young, inexperienced bowling attack fought throughout the whole series, they can all take a lot of credit," skipper Vaughan said.

"They're still relatively young and are learning fast from their mistakes. I'm proud of how the team have fought."

Vaughan's men had the better of the first Test at Lord's but India were the dominant team at Trent Bridge and The Oval.

I felt good all summer and hopefully now I'll get a few more games under my belt

Jimmy Anderson

But the skipper still had reasons to be upbeat despite seeing the visitors triumph in a Test series in England for the first time in 21 years.

"It's been a really challenging Test series. All power to India, they played some really good cricket in the second and third Tests, put us under a lot of pressure and deserved to win it," he said.

"The two left-armers, Zaheer Khan and RP Singh, bowled extremely well and made it difficult.

"We've come out of the series with a loss but there are some positives to take and the team can move forward.

"We go to Sri Lanka in three or four months and we have to analyse the mistakes and make sure we go there with some good game plans and try to force a victory there."

Jimmy Anderson was named England's man of the series after stepping into the void left by the injured veterans to take 14 wickets at an average of 35.57.

And the Lancashire seamer now hopes he will get an extended run in the England team.


"I'm obviously disappointed for the team but happy the ball came out well for the whole series," said Anderson.

"I felt good all summer and was lucky enough to get a chance at Lord's and hopefully now I'll get a few more games under my belt.

"Hopefully I can carry on putting in performances like I did at Lord's and cut out the four-balls. It's really exciting.

"There are about three or four bowlers out at the minute and looking to get back into the side and that's really healthy for the team."

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