Visitors ride on opener's unbeaten ton after Bresnan and Finn demolish India's top-order.
The Indian captain admited that Gautam Gambhir was going through a "lean patch" and Ravichandran Ashwin was trying to use "too many variations".
Ever since it first hosted Pakistan's tour opener in 2005, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association has been frequently trying to host an international match in the snow-clad and majestic environs here.
India paid the price for some poor shot selection by their top order batsmen as England salvaged some pride by winning the final ODI and reduce the margin of defeat to 3-2.
For once, cricket might take a back seat. The snow-capped mountains, the tea gardens nearby and the spiritual pull of this picturesque capital of the Tibetan government in exile could well divert spectators from Sunday's one-day international between India and England.
Ever since the selectors dropped Virender Sehwag from the ODI squad, the one question that has been on the lips of every cricket lover is: Who after Viru?
Sunny weather with the snow-clad Dhauladhar peaks in the backdrop will welcome cricket fans for the fifth and final ODI between India and England at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium in the hilly town of Dharamsala.
Promoted Sharma banishes the demons with a purposeful 83 before southpaw slams an unbeaten 89 to help India take unassailable 3-1 lead.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today praised Rohit Sharma for his contribution in India's comprehensive five-wicket victory over England in the fourth ODI here and described him as the "most god-gifted talent around".