Anderson lauds England’s bowling "depth" after crushing India to level series

James Anderson has lauded England 's bowling depth after Ollie Robinson, playing just his fourth Test match, led England to a dramatic victory over India at Headingley by an innings and 76 runs.

England bowled India out for just 78 on day one, with Anderson and Craig Overton picking up three wickets and Robinson and Sam Curran taking two.

England's top order then fired with the bat as captain Joe Root scored his third hundred of the series and Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed and Dawid Malan all made half-centuries.

After a frustrating day three where India fought back with the bat, Robinson and Anderson bowled beautifully with the second new ball on day four, sparking another dramatic collapse.

And it was Robinson who did the damage, taking his second Test five-fer and dismissing India's two set batters Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli.

The win levelled the five match series and sets it up perfectly going into the final two Test matches at the Oval and Old Trafford.

Speaking after the win, Anderson was full of praise for his fellow seamers, highlighting the depth England have with the likes of Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes and Olly Stone all missing the Test through injury.

"This group has been brilliant," he told Sky Sports. "Craig Overton's come back in and done a fantastic job for us, Sam Curran got a couple of wickets for us first dig.

"We're all chipping in and I think that's really important. Obviously Ollie Robinson was absolutely unbelievable today, he's been brilliant since he's come into the side and he got his rewards with five wickets.

"I think it's that collective group effort that helps you get those wickets, building pressure at both ends. We were relentless with that yesterday and carried that on today.

"I thought we bowled really well as a partnership in this game. Thankfully we got our rewards and took 20 wickets.

"We're missing quite a few bowlers which shows what depth we do have. We're missing the likes of Broad, Archer and Woakes – guys who have done fantastic job for us over the last few years – so to have guys come in and keep performing shows the depth we have in our bowling group."

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