Chasing 268 for victory, the Indian chase at one point degenerated from a healthy 180 for 2 to 219 for 6.
In the end, some incredible hitting by Suresh Raina and an important cameo by Harbhajan Singh swayed the match in India's favour.
With it, India became the first team to qualify for the finals.
In Image: Harbhajan Singh celebrates the victory over Pakistan
Scores | Coverage: Asia Cup 2010