Sussex star Jofra Archer has been hailed as a Big Bash cult hero – after starring against his new Sussex coach.

Archer played a matchwinning role with the ball as his Hobart Hurricanes team beat the Adelaide Strikers, coached by Jason Gillespie, by seven runs.

He finished with 3-15 off four overs as Hobart won in a tense finale.

As the celebrations started, the BBL’s official Twitter feed declared: “A new cult hero for @HurricanesBBL is born!”

Fellow Sussex bowler Tymal Mills took 1-41 off his four overs, claiming the wicket of top scorer Colin Ingram for 66.

A dot ball from Mills with his final delivery set up Archer to bowl the final over with 13 needed to win.

Archer dismissed Jake Lehman with the first ball of the 20th over, which was followed by a run out.

Five runs followed from the last four balls as Archer carried out the death bowler’s role to perfection.

His efforts were followed at Hove by Sussex employees watching on TV.

One possible downside for the county as Archer shines is the increasing chance of him missing a chunk of the domestic season should he receive an IPL call.

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan hinted he would like to see him secure international honours.

Vaughan tweeted: "Can someone help get @craig_arch a English residency ASAP please .... Much appreciated ...."