The Sport Matrix: Monday 14 July 2014


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Binny knock helps India secure draw

England and India played out a draw in the First Test at Trent Bridge, leaving the series level with four to play. India declared at the end of the final day on 391 for 9, a lead of 252, as Stuart Binny’s 78 helped them to safety. Simon Kerrigan has been added to England’s squad for the second Test, starting at Lord’s this week. MORE

Martin takes stage as Gallopin leads

Germany’s Tony Martin dominated the ninth stage of the Tour de France yesterday as Vincenzo Nibali surrendered his hold on the yellow jersey to Frenchman Tony Gallopin. Martin broke clear of Alessandro di Marchi to coast to the finish. “The victory is one of the biggest of my career,” he said. MORE

Marquez makes it nine out of nine

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez become the first driver in 44 years to win the first nine races of the season, taking the chequered flag in the German Grand Prix after starting from the pitlane. Repsol team-mate Dani Pedrosa came second, while Jorge Lorenzo completed an all-Spanish podium.