Joe Root calls Jimmy Anderson a special commodity after England rout India

• Anderson goes past 100 Test wickets at Lord’s
• Root also praises Stuart Broad for four-wicket haul

Joe Root hailed Jimmy Anderson as a “special commodity” after the rout of India at Lord’s before calling on his players to keep striving for the perfect Test performance as they look to wrap up the series in Nottingham.

Sitting 2-0 up with three to play, and a regular stronghold in Trent Bridge next up on Saturday, the England Test captain danced around early talk of a whitewash over the tourists by insisting that to look so far ahead at this stage could be taken as arrogance.

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