Captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first in their opening clash of the Asia Cup 2022, played against Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.
And Bhuvneshwar Kumar landed an early blow for India when he got rid of Pakistan captain Babar Azam for 10 in the third over.
Allrounder Hardik Pandya then ripped through Pakistan batting order Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah and Mohammad Rizwan.
Rizwan struggled to get going but somehow managed to settle in. However, he was dismissed for 43.
Bhuvneshwar returned in the death overs and caused further damage to finish with 4/26 as late cameos from tail-enders dragged Pakistan to a decent 147-all out.
India's chase began on a poor note with KL Rahul being bowled for a first-ball duck by Nasim Shah off the second delivery of the innings.