Oli Robinson took five wickets as England beat India by an innings and 76 runs to win the third Test at Huddingley with more than a day to go.
The hosts tied the five-match series 1-1 after India’s 151-run victory in the second Test at Lord’s.
In the fourth morning of 103 minutes of play, the tourists lost eight wickets for 63 runs in 193 overs and lost 215-2 overnight.
Robinson returned to Test level 5-65 in his fourth match at this level, 7-81.
India’s 278 all out, however, was a troubling first innings over 78 for 200 – after winning the toss by skipper Virat Kohli – who beat England great James Anderson 3-6 in the top order.
Root told the BBC after his 27th Test victory that the England captain had surpassed Michael Vaughan’s record.
England’s victory, which made Root 121 – the third in the series and the sixth in Tests this year – at Yorkshireman’s home ground for a total of 432, after a bad situation at Lord’s the previous day.
Asked if England’s recovery was a surprise, Root replied: “It may be for you but not for me because I know what talent we have and what we are capable of.
Robinson has become increasingly important in the fast-paced attack, with injured Stuart Broad, Joffrey Archer, Mark Wood, Chris Vokes and Oli Stone missing, and all-rounder Ben Stokes out of action due to mental health issues.
“Achieving five at Headingley, where I started my professional career, is very special,” said Robinson, Player of the Match. “I enjoy bowling here and it’s an honor to bowl with Jimmy. I learn from him every day.”
Kohli, meanwhile, who was on a 4-25 spell in Robinson’s eight overs on Saturday, praised the Sussex fast bowler, saying: “He understands his skills very well, he understands the angles, Swings both ways, has a very consistent mood and especially in these situations. A real find for them. “
Kohli, whose team should be quickly reorganized before the fourth Test starts at the Oval on Thursday, insisted he had no regrets on batting first as he had “scoreboard pressure” to end India’s run on Saturday. ” Put in.
“We knew we were always against it when you’re all out at 78 and the opposition has such a big score on the board,” he said.
“The English bowlers were great today. The pressure was constant and difficult to deal with. The batting order was broken.”
India resumed 215-2 on Saturday but with 80 overs, England took a straight new ball from the start of Saturday’s game.
Ever since Cheteshwar Pujara was dismissed without including his 91 in the night, after LBW Robinson did not play a single shot, England were in full control of Kohli, followed by the first fifty of his series at 55 – when he was routed. Were caught in the slip. Away from Robinson
Ajinkya Rahane (10) put Anderson ahead of Rishbha Pant (one) in front of wicketkeeper Jose Butler, after reaching a wide delivery, to take Robinson to the third slip.
Now the only question was whether India could advance the match beyond the lunch break.
He could not score 30 runs for Ravindra Jadeja, the memorable fast bowler Craig Overton (3-47) ended the match when he caught Muhammad Siraj in a slip on a duck in the joy of soaking in the sun of more than 16,000 people.