SRI Lanka blew the ICC Champions Trophy wide open with a record-breaking seven-wicket win over India at The Oval yesterday.A brilliantly paced chase from Angelo Mathews’ side saw them knock off 322 with eight balls to spare, the largest successful chase in The Oval’s one-day international history.As a result, each side in Group B have two points with a game to play. Sri Lanka will face Pakistan, while India must beat South Africa to keep their hopes of retaining the trophy alive.In these sub-continental neighbours’ 150th ODI meeting, India opener Shikhar Dhawan hit his 10th ODI century en route to 125 – the third-highest score in this year’s tournament.Rohit Sharma (78) and MS Dhoni (63) enjoyed fruitful unions with Dhawan as India posted 321-6 after being inserted by Sri Lanka captain Mathews, returning from a calf injury.However, in a tournament that has been filled with one-sided thrashings and washouts, Sri Lanka bucked the trend brilliantly.Danushka Gunathilaka (76) and Kusal Mendis (89) added 159 runs for the second Sri Lankan wicket, before both were run-out, but Mathews (52 not out), Kusal Perera (47) and Asela Gunaratne (34 n.o.) maintained the momentum to secure a famous victory.That India-South Africa meeting back in London will feature both AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli looking to bounce back from scoring nought – the India captain lasted just five balls here before nicking off to Nuwan Pradeep (1-73), registering an ODI duck for the first time since August 2014 against England in Cardiff.Kohli’s misfire initially seemed benign as Dhawan and Rohit had piled on 138 for the opening wicket, the latter hitting six fours and three sixes before sending a Lasith Malinga (2-70) bouncer straight down long leg’s throat.Malinga also accounted for Dhawan as the left-hander swung lustily to long on after a powerful performance.Yuvraj Singh (7) and Hardik Pandya (9) joined Kohli in contributing little with the bat, but Dhoni was at his thrilling best, smashing 63 from 51 balls before attacking his 52nd with a trademark ‘helicopter’ shot that ended up caught at long off in the final over.Despite facing a challenge based in uncharted territory in ODIs, Sri Lanka silenced the vast swathes of India fans with a dazzling performance.Gunathilaka classily compiled his personal-best ODI score, blasting Umesh Yadav and Hardik for maximums but he and Mendis dithered over taking a second run, with Umesh’s accurate throw and Dhoni’s lightning-fast hands giving India a crucial strike before Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s brilliant pick-up and throw removed Sri Lanka’s other set batsman.But Sri Lanka once again responded, with Mathews and Perera keeping up the run-a-ball pace, until the latter had to retire hurt with a hamstring injury on 47.Wickets in hand gave Sri Lanka the advantage, however. Gunaratne pulled his fourth ball for six and swept Jasprit Bumrah miles over square leg to further darken Indian moods.Mathews reached a 33rd ODI fifty with a glorious straight drive before flipping the next ball into the leg side to equal their highest run-chase and secure a monumental triumph. (Omnisport)
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VVO is a British company that distributes and markets Shell and Engen branded fuels and lubricants to retail and commercial customers in Africa. It maintains subsidiaries and operations in 23 countries across the continent. Cheap FTSE 250 stockAt the beginning of the year, shares in VVO could be purchased for 125p. When the market crashed, its share price tumbled to a low of 64.5p. As I write this, it has recovered slowly and shares are currently trading at only 75p per share. At its current price point I consider VVO to be quite cheap.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…VVO joined the FTSE 250 in April 2018 and was trading at a high of 172.5p per share. An argument could be made that its reduction in price is not a positive sign. My response to that would be that the recent economic downturn has affected nearly all companies and industries in a negative way. I would not base any investment opinion on share price alone, especially not right now due to the pandemic and crash.PerformanceReviewing Vivo’s longer-term performance across the past three years makes for positive reading. It has seen a year-on-year increase in revenue and gross profit, which is definitely a positive indicator for any investor.VVO today released its Q3 trading update and I feel there are some positive takeaways from it. As expected, Q2 was difficult for many firms in the FTSE 250.VVO recorded a gross cash profit of $187m which is impressive despite the recent restrictions it has faced due to the pandemic. This is only a 1% decrease compared to the same period last year when there were no restrictions or pandemic. Q3 volumes of 2,492m litres was a significant improvement from Q2 although it remained 7% lower year-on-year. VVO’s retail segment saw lower volumes but an improvement compared to the previous quarter. In addition to this, a number of countries it serves returned to year-on-year growth during Q3. Its commercial segment volumes were lower and impacted by a lack of international travel and movement.VVO initially suspended its 2019 dividend of 2.7 cents per share when the economic downturn first occurred. In its update today it has confirmed that it will now pay that dividend in December to shareholders who are on the register by 20 November 2020. This is a positive move as it shows the firm is confident in its financial flexibility and can reinstate its dividend.My verdictOverall, I really like Vivo Energy but there is an element of risk. There are positives, in that longer-term performance has been impressive. 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