Ballance, playing his first Test for Zimbabwe, remained unbeaten on 137 as Zimbabwe declared their first innings at 370/9 against West Indies (447/6 decl) on day four of the first Test in Bulawayo.
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Representing England, born in Harare Ballance scored four tons over the past decade before returning home to make his Test debut for Zimbabwe in this game.
Wessels, born in South Africa, hit four centuries for Australia before returning home and hitting another two for his native country when they were readmitted to Test cricket in the 1990s.
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Ballance and Leggie Brandon Mavuta, who scored 56 runs, added a crucial 135 runs for the eighth wicket in a stellar partnership to prevent the West Indies follow-up at the Queens Sports Club.