England vs India player ratings: Joe Root, Ollie Robinson and James Anderson shine in dominant Third Test win

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England are celebrating a dominant Third Test victory over India at Headingley.

The hosts wrapped up an emphatic innings and 76 runs triumph on day four in Yorkshire to level the five-match series at 1-1.

The victory saw Joe Root overtake Michael Vaughan’s record for Test wins as England captain.

Will Macpherson was at Headingley to run the rule over England’s players...

Rory Burns - 7

Excellent partnership with Hameed on the first evening, and his first fifty of the series. Struck the ball crisply and it was notable how well they ran.

Haseeb Hameed - 7

Looked at home at the top of the order. Superb on the first day, but India bowled much better to him on Thursday, and it took a beauty to get him. Very encouraging.

Dawid Malan - 7

An excellent return to the side after three years away. Cut well, was patient, and fell in strange fashion. Excellent partnership with Root.

Joe Root - 9

Sensational century, his sixth of the year and first at Headingley since 2013. Was helped by the platform set by the top order and was in total control from ball one. Superb.

Jonny Bairstow - 7

Will be disappointed to get out when set and looking good, but was superb at second slip. Looks more confident and comfortable than for some time.

Jos Buttler - 6

Took nine catches, his most in Tests, in a very accomplished keeping performance. With the bat, he looked a little lost, even in circumstances tailor-made for him.

Moeen Ali - 5

Wasn’t heavily involved in the game, but bowled nicely when given an opportunity, capped by an excellent ball for his only wicket. Will have more to do at spin-friendly grounds next month. Loses a point for a frustrating dismissal with the bat.

Sam Curran - 5

Another quiet Test. Two wickets in two balls with some smart bowling on day one, but anonymous thereafter. Place is under threat if Chris Woakes or Mark Wood are fit for the Oval.

Craig Overton - 8

A superb showing. Picked up Test-best figures in the first innings, then three more wickets – including the winning moment – in the second. Batted well too. His first Test win, at the fifth attempt.

Ollie Robinson - 9

Looks to the manner born. Has 22 wickets in four Tests, and a second five-fer here. Very consistent and improving every game.

Jimmy Anderson - 9

Masterful on the first morning, and brilliant on the last too. The extra day’s rest and the fact that he only faced one ball will raise the chances of his participation at the Oval.

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