Visakhapatnam: Shreyas Iyer smashed a quick-fire century to help Indian colts beat Australia by 18 runs in a rain-curtailed encounter and enter the finals of the under-19 quadrangular tournament here on Friday.
With this victory, India U-19 rounded off their league engagements unbeaten, winning all three of their matches. They had earlier beaten South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Iyer sizzled with the bat as he hit 109 off just 67 balls, studded with 10 fours and six sixes to steer the hosts to a massive 321/5.
He also stitched a valuable 170-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Ricky Bhui (66) to take the team past the 300-run mark. Even opener Akhil Herwadkar chipped in with a half-century.
In reply, the Australians had reached 156 for three in 30 overs.