Sussex fans got the moments of Jofra Archer magic they craved - helped by one of his best mates.

But there was no super over this time as the county tied a thriller with Surrey.

Archer bagged his first wicket since the World Cup with the scalp of Aaron Finch (6), brilliantly held by the diving Delray Rawlins on the legside boundary. He later bowled Surrey top scorer Ollie Pope for 43 with a slower ball.

But Tymal Mills was the star with the ball as Sussex defended a small total.

Mills (2-16) bowled Tom Curran and Ryan Patel in an 18th over which went for just two runs. Surrey needed 12 to win off the last over, delivered by David Wiese, and a scampered two off the last ball got them a point at 144-8.

Skipper Luke Wright made 76 of his team’s 144-8 in an underwhelming Sussex innings having been put in.

He faced 59 balls and his nine fours plus as six but probably had to rein himself in as chaos ensured at the other end.

It was the slow bowlers who applied the brakes after Sussex plundered 60-1 off six overs.

Gareth Batty took 3-20 and Imran Tahir 1-21, each from four overs.

Wright’s pull off Batty for four was the only boundary Sussex hit between the sixth and 18th over.

All that after Phil Salt, dropped at mid-off by Tom Curran from the second delivery of the match, made 27 off just ten balls, including three sixes.

He lofted two of those maximums back over the head of Jade Dermbach before going again in the same over and finding Finch on the long-on boundary.

Laurie Evans (9) followed his bizarre run out versus Hampshire with another strange dismissal, pinned lbw as he stooped into a ramp shot.

Delray Rawlins (5), Ben Brown (10) and Rashid Khan (1) were all caught in the deep and Wiese (3) nicked Batty to the keeper.

Reece Topley bowled Mark Stoneman for six early in the reply and Sussex had Surrey 16-2 off four overs.

But Will Jacks (35) counter-attacked with three fours and a six off Topley’s third over