JAMES Anderson has become the most prolific pace bowler in Test cricket after taking his 564th career wicket to wrap up England's victory over India.

The East Lancashire ace bowled Mohammed Shami, the last man to fall, as India were dismissed for 345.

England won by 118 runs at the Oval to complete a 4-1 series victory.

And it will be a day to remember for Anderson, 36, as he overhauled Australian Glenn McGrath's pace bowling record of 563 Test wickets.

The Burnley star equalled the record on Monday evening when he claimed the wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara.

Anderson, who took 24 wickets in the series, now trails only Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Australian Shane Warne (708) and India's Anil Kumble (619) in the list of leading wicket-takers in Test cricket.

Anderson, who came through the ranks at Burnley, will next have a chance to add to his tally when England travel to Sri Lanka for a Test series which begins in November.

"It's a special achievement for me," said Anderson. "It is not something I have really thought about or aimed for. I have just thoroughly enjoyed my journey playing for England, it is the most enjoyable job.

"As long as I keep my fitness in a good place then I will keep going for as long as possible."