Jofra Archer is off to a flyer on the World Cup stage.

The Sussex fast bowler caused chaos as England beat South Africa in the opening game of the competition.

Archer took 3-27 and regularly bowled at more than 90mph.

He also hit Hashim Amla on the helmet to force him to temporarily retire.

Ben Stokes’ wonder catch stole the show but Archer also delighted a sell-out crowd at the Oval, less than three years after making his senior Sussex debut.

Archer declared: “Honestly, it was a great atmosphere. Everyone exploded when my name was announced and it’s a great feeling.

“It gave me that little bit extra. My bouncer is a wicket-taking ball and a dot ball so I’d be stupid not to use it.”

England skipper Eoin Morgan added: “Jofra Archer bowled fast and accurate on a slow pitch.

“It was outstanding from a young guy. He’s taking everything in his stride. It’s very exciting.

But it was also a day which underlined how Archer’s county could miss him back at Hove as their depleted attack failed to secure a precious win in the Specsavers County Championship.

Sussex, missing Archer plus three seamers to injury, lacked a cutting edge as they saw Glamorgan bat out a draw.

Ollie Robinson is expected to return when Sussex go to Middlesex on Sunday.

But on-loan speed merchant Jared Warner has headed back to parent club Yorkshire with a niggle in his side and is expected to be out for at least the rest of his one-month deal.