Amelia Kerr shows her class in first appearance of WBBL season

Amelia Kerr shows her class in first appearance of WBBL season

Brisbane heat 124 for 4 (A Kerr 59) pace Hobart Hurricanes 120 for 8 (Villani 58*) for six wickets

Kerr, who the Heat knew would be a late arrival when they drafted her as expected, led the run chase after a miserable performance with the ball in her first appearance of the season.

Kerr had success in her second over when she removed Heather Graham lbw amid a stuttering Hobart Hurricanes batting display and then added Ruth Johnston with her final delivery.

Her partner Charli Knott had struck early to claim the key wicket from Lizelle Lee with her first delivery of the game. When the Hurricanes fell to 44 for 5 in the 10th over, they had been left with a mountain to climb, although Elyse Villani held firm with an unbeaten half-century to give them something to play for.

When Grace Harris was close to Molly Strano’s first ball, beaten by one she followed up with her arm, there was confidence in the Hurricanes camp and Shabnim Ismail removed Georgia Redmayne to leave them 26 for 2.

However, from there, Kerr had things under control with a half-century off 38 balls, adding 57 for the third wicket with Mignon du Preez before Knott helped end the chase.

Ismail impressed again with the ball, sending 13 dots in his four overs.