Rohit: We can’t keep repeating our mistakes

India batsman Rohit Sharma said they cannot keep repeating the same mistakes if they want to be become the best ODI outfit in world cricket.

The Asian side, who is number two in the ICC rankings in 50-over cricket, narrowly lost by five runs to South Africa in the first of five ODIs in Kanpur on Sunday.

The hosts should've won the match comfortably but let it slip away, first by allowing the Proteas to get more than 300 then collapsed when they were cruising to the target.

Rohit, who scored 150 in Kanpur, said: "Things like this can happen but there are no excuses. We want to strive hard as a team. If we want to be the number one team we cannot commit these kinds of mistakes.

"I hope we won't keep repeating the same mistakes, that's what a champion side doesn't do. We all are mature enough to go handle such situations."

The second ODI takes place in Indore on Wednesday.