The 30-year-old Spaniard will face Tomas Berdych in the title clash after the Czech beat fourth-seeded Italian Marco Cecchinato 7-6 (6) 6-3 in the other semi-final.
Djokovic's first-set problems from earlier in the week were quickly forgotten as he raced into a 3-0 lead, the top seed breaking at the first attempt as a Bautista Agut backhand drifted wide.
Asked about his workload, Djokovic said: 'I wasn't the freshest, you know.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his quarter final match against Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili in Doha January 3, 2019.
"I can't be more happy than I am now".
The shock result breaks a run of five consecutive finals reached by Djokovic, who had also won 13 matches in a row in Doha.
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This makes him a risky opponent for Djokovic, although it should be pointed out that their other three meetings on hard courts have all ended in favour of the Serbian.
"I think I did a very complete match". Novak was up and it was really tough. "I had to play a lot of lines and serve well".
'He played a good game. "I did everything well today".
By contrast, Bautista Agut had a comparatively simple straight sets win over former Grand Slam champion Sam Wawrinka, beating the Swiss 6-4, 6-4.
Everything looked to be going to plan for Djokovic when he took the opening set in less than 40 minutes, however his opponent grew in confidence and went on to secure a first win over the Serbian since 2016.
The set saw some astonishing tennis from both the players, the drop shots, down the line shots, volleys and a few long rallies all which kept the full house entertained.
"I will remember this match all my life", said world number 24 Bautista Agut, whose victory over Djokovic slightly improved his win-loss record against the Serb to 2-7.
In the fourth innings, India once again struck early and all the bowlers got into the act to set up a memorable victory. Meanwhile, India will be looking to build on the momentum and will leave no stone unturned to make it 3-1 at the SCG.
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There are a few things here and there that I need to work on but pleased with the quality of my game throughout the tournament. However, Djokovic broke his rival right back in the next game and went on to take the set 6-4.