Curtis Campher is looking for a positive response from Ireland as they look to level the series against UAE in the second one-day international.
The 21 year-old made 24 in the opening game, taking his tally in the first four games for Ireland to 151 runs at an average of 75.50.
In addition, his two wickets in the series opener means he has now seven wickets at 25.00 in the green.
“It's been a couple of days since the first ODI and we’ve had a chance to look back on the game – particularly what went our way and what didn’t," said Campher.
"The key for the batting department is growing those partnerships – putting together 50 partnerships, growing those to 100 partnerships. Really looking to create long periods of the game when we can dominate. We didn’t kick on and take the advantage in the first game.
(Curtis Campher batting)
“With the ball, we struggled to take wickets in the middle overs – which is a problem when you’re trying to restrict the run rate and build pressure. Sadly what didn’t go our way was our ability to take those wickets at regular intervals, which led to them building a really good partnership and allowed them to take home the game that we always thought we were in with a chance to win.
"They just played a really good game of cricket – Usman and Rizwan batted really well, and that’s what made the difference as they had two batters who really stuck with it and we weren’t able to take wickets in the middle," added the former South Africa Under 19 international.
(Curtis Campher celebrates a wicket)
“My role in the middle overs was to try build as much pressure as possible, keep it tight and try take wickets as often as we could – but we just couldn’t do that unfortunately.
“The pitches have been playing well – slightly on the slow side which is expected when you come here. There’s also a little turn. We’re playing on a new surface tomorrow, but I’d expect the same conditions of being slow and tough to score on.
"It’ll be about being patient and banging on that hard length and making it tough for batters to score, and if we get a chance to get in their first tomorrow it will be about getting a good total on the board.”
(Curtis Campher with the All-Ireland T20 Trophy)
The second match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium starts at 5.30am (UK/Ireland).