The scenic Himalayan mountains provided a majestic backdrop to the first-ever international cricket match in Dharamsala.
The final ODI of the series between India and England was however, claimed by the visitors. A look at some of the highlights from the match. (BCCI image)
Indian openers were asked to bat by Alastair Cook and the start was anything but what the spectators here wanted. (BCCI image)
Tim Bresnan struck early. He made Rohit Sharma drive, got the outside edge of his bat and claimed the first. Sharma (unseen) was on 4 off 9. (BCCI image)
Gautam Gambhir at the other end looked like he may stage some sort of a fightback but lasted 42 deliveries for his 24 before falling to James Tredwell (unseen). (BCCI image)
Virat Kohli (unseen) was also unsuccessful while Yuvraj Singh followed him back. Both batsmen failed to open their accounts.
India: 49/4. (BCCI image)
Suresh Raina came to the middle and showed resilience against England. He managed to stem the steady fall of wickets and though he was also given lifelines, managed to keep the opposition at bay. (BCCI image)
Raina was supported by Jadeja (39 off 65) and the two took the score to 157 in 38 overs. Jadeja however fell just when he looked like cutting loose. (BCCI image)
Bhuveshwar Kumar and Shami Ahmed (both unseen) hit some aggressive shots once Raina fell on 83. They continued to get some help from the fielders.
Samit Patel is seen here dropping a sitter. India managed to post 226. (BCCI image)
England's chase was slightly shaky with Cook and Ian Bell being tested. While the new ball bowlers kept it tight, it was Ishant Sharma who struck first. (BCCI image)
England never really looked in trouble however. This despite a fine catch by Jadeja to remove Kevin Pietersen on 6. (BCCI image)
Ian Bell, needing to find some form, led the tourists. He slammed a confident century and by the time he had his final say, England managed a win to end the series 2-3 vs India. (BCCI image)
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