Dubai, Feb 17: Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick helped India register their second successive win in the ICC Under-19 World Cup here on Monday.
After bowling Scotland out for just 88, India were reeling at 22/5 but Sarfaraz Khan's unbeaten 45 took them home in 22.3 overs. India scored 92/5.
Sarfaraz and Deepak Hooda (24 not out) had an unbroken partnership of 70 in 14.4 overs for the sixth wicket.
In the first Group A match, India had beaten Pakistan by 40 runs. India next face Papua New Guinea on Wednesday (February 19).
Earlier, Left-arm chinaman bowler Yadav claimed a hat-trick as India bundled out Scotland for a paltry 88.
Yadav dismissed Nick Farrar (0) and Kyle Stirling (0) off the fifth and sixth deliveries of his fifth over and later added Alex Baum's scalp on the first ball of his next over to take a hat-trick.
Farrar was out caught by Hooda at squar-leg while attempting a sweep. Stirling was bamboozled by a googly and trapped LBW. Baum lost his stumps as he tried to defend.
The 19-year-old Yadav, who is from Uttar Pradesh, is the first Indian to take a hat-trick at the U-19 World Cup. In the last week's IPL 7 Players' Auction, he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 40 lakhs.
It was a day dominated by Indian spinners at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The 17-year-old Aamir Gani too had a four-wicket haul. The offspinner ended up with figures of 4/28 in 9.4 overs.
Opener Andrew Umeed was the top scorer for Scotland with 44 while the next best was 16 from Gavin Main. The rest of the nine batsmen failed to get into double figures.
Scotland 88 all out in 29.4 overs (Andrew Umeed 44, Gavin Main 16, Kuldeep Yadav 4/28, Aamir Gani 4/28) lost to India 92/5 in 22.3 overs (Sarfaraz Khan 45 not out, Deepak Hooda 24 not out, Gavin Main 2/20).