<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/james-anderson-joe-root.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-735142" alt="james-anderson-joe-root" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/james-anderson-joe-root.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> <p></p> <p></p>Joe Root said James Anderson was a "special commodity" who should be enjoyed for as long as possible after England's leading all-time Test wicket-taker showed his class yet again in an innings and 159-run hammering of India at Lord's. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/india-vs-england-2nd-test-technically-challenged-india-were-never-in-the-game-735062">Technically challenged India were never in the game</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>The overcast conditions and green-tinged pitch, as much a consequence of a sudden change in the weather after a prolonged dry spell as anything else, were ideal for Anderson. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/its-our-job-to-play-for-the-country-we-should-be-better-than-that-virat-kohli-735134">We deserved to lose - Virat Kohli</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>But the 36-year-old Lancashire swing specialist exploited them expertly in a match haul of nine for 43 that saw him become the first bowler to take 100 Test wickets at Lord's. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-england-2nd-test-stuart-broad-disappointed-to-miss-hat-trick-but-elated-with-team-performance-735078">Broad disappointed to miss hat-trick</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"He's a special, special commodity, isn't he?," said Root of Anderson after England won the second Test in emphatic fashion to go 2-0 up in a five-match series. <p></p> <p></p>"He's something that doesn't come along very often and we've got to enjoy him while he's around," he added. <p></p> <p></p>"There's been chat about his longevity but at the minute he's bowling better than he ever has before. Time and again, he puts in fantastic performances. <p></p> <p></p>"For him to be performing as he is, is something else. <p></p> <p></p>"Even though the conditions suited (him), you've still got to put the ball in the right area and ask the right questions of the batters. <p></p> <p></p>"Throughout the whole game he did just that, he set the tone well with Stu (Broad), as a whole bowling group we were really, really good." <p></p> <p></p><strong>'Outstanding' Woakes</strong> <p></p>Yet it was Chris Woakes who was named man-of-the-match after starring with both bat and ball. <p></p> <p></p>Woakes, selected after England omitted Ben Stokes because of his fellow pace-bowling all-rounder's ongoing trial for affray, made 137 not out -- his maiden Test century -- and shared a partnership of 189 with Jonny Bairstow (93) that helped the hosts recover from 89 for four to an eventual total of 396 for seven declared. <p></p> <p></p>He also took match figures of four for 43, with his haul including the prize scalp of India captain and star batsman Virat Kohli, his erstwhile team-mate when they both played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, for just 23 in the tourists' meager first-innings 107. <p></p> <p></p>It is not yet known whether Stokes will be available to play in the third Test in Nottingham starting Saturday, but Warwickshire's Woakes proved himself to be far more than a mere 'stand-in'. <p></p> <p></p>"Ben is obviously a huge part of this squad, so it's a miss him not being here this week," said Root. <p></p> <p></p>"But what it did was create an opportunity for Chris to come in and perform -- and boy, he didn't disappoint did he? <p></p> <p></p>"He was outstanding. That's something we really want to harness as an example to the guys in and around the squad -- when you get your chance, make it as hard as possible to leave you out. <p></p> <p></p>"It's a great headache to have for us, going into next week." <p></p> <p></p>Only once in the 141-year history of Test cricket have a side come from 2-0 down to win a five-match series, when an Australia side inspired by batting great Donald Bradman rallied to beat England back in 1936/37. <p></p> <p></p>But Root, having seen England beat India by just 31 runs in a see-saw first Test at Edgbaston, was in no mood to take anything for granted. <p></p> <p></p>"India are doing everything they can, but...we've given them nothing. I don't see any lack of fight, or lack of trying (from them). <p></p> <p></p>"Obviously, it would be a dream to put in five complete performances and have five wins. But it's important we don't get complacent, arrogant."