Jofra Archer has revealed he laid the ghost of a Sussex heartbreak as he helped put England on top of the world.

The Hove star sent down the World Cup final over super which saw his team edge out unlucky New Zealand in the most tense of finales.

Defending the 15 runs without loss scored by Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, Archer saw his first two balls cost nine runs.

But he kept them down to six off the last four as Martin Guptill was run out coming back for two on the final delivery.

England won by virtue of having hit more boundaries.

It was the first time they had won the competition and sparked euphoric scenes around Lord’s Archer has had a seemingly non-stop fairy tale since making his Sussex debut three years ago.

But it has not all been glory. His nightmare over late in the Vitality Blast final last September saw Worcestershire grab the Edgbaston glory when Sharks had seemed on course for victory.

He admitted memories of that day went through his mind as he was handed the ball yesterday.

Archer revealed: “The last time I was in a final, it didn’t go my way. That was going through my head a little bit.

“Stokesy came and talked to me a bit trying to calm me down.

“He said win or lose today would not define me as a player.

“The boys did so well to give us 15 and I’m really, really grateful.”

Archer has quickly become a key member of the England team after becoming eligible this year.

He said: “We had a very good team from the beginning of the tournament.

“I think we deserved to win it. It was a long time coming.”