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Anderson: Windies win sets us up for Ashes shot

SEAM hero James Anderson insists England&rsquo;s series demolition of the West Indies has given them a &ldquo;massive boost&rdquo; for the Ashes this summer.<br /><br />Anderson delivered a match-winning bowling performance with 4-38 to add to his first innings five-for, and lead England to a comprehensive victory in the second Test at the Riverside.<br /><br />&nbsp;Tim Bresnan also collected three wickets &ndash; his first in Tests&ndash; to help skittle out the Windies for 176 and force victory by an innings and 83 runs.<br /><br />This was the last Test action before the Ashes gets underway in Cardiff on 8 July and although England have a lot of limited overs cricket to play in the meantime, Anderson insisted they will benefit from the experience. &ldquo;We can take a massive boost from these two Tests,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve played really well and when the Ashes come around we can remember these performances and use them to our advantage.&rdquo;<br /><br />Anderson has taken on the mantle as England&rsquo;s senior bowler, but heaped praise on the seam attack as a whole for helping to wrap up a comfortable 2-0 series win. &ldquo;I enjoy the extra responsibility,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got some great bowlers in the squad at the minute. Hopefully we can continue to gel and perform well.&rdquo;<br /><br />&nbsp;<strong>STRAUSS REMAINS CAUTIOUS: P23</strong>