Both India and Pakistan were tied on zero goal difference after Pakistan beat Bangladesh 2-1 in their last Group A match.
But India moved into the final four on account of their 1-0 win against Pakistan. Nepal also made the semi-finals as they top the teams from Group A.
India will play either the Maldives or Afghanistan in the last-four. It took an acrobatic Nabi’s brilliant side-volley in injury time to silence the home crowd but only for a short spell.
Nabi met Jewel Raja Shaikh’s centre from the right to reduce the margin for India.