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The case for four-day Tests

Shorter matches spell good news for spectators and broadcasters. Cricket has a little to lose and a whole lot to gain by truncating its premier format

Young fans hold up signs with four on them

England Lions v Sri Lanka A, Canterbury, stats highlights

The Duckett, Bell-Drummond show

Stats highlights from the incredible run-fest for England Lions against Sri Lanka A in Canterbury

Ben Duckett and Daniel Bell-Drummond put on an unbroken 367 for the second wicket

Why sportsmen need stress

It might sound counter-intuitive but players can convert the experience of mental strain into purposefulness, and derive strength from it

Alastair Cook gets a hug from Joe Root after notching a century