Keaton Jennings' unbeaten half-century helped Durham secure a battling draw after Yorkshire forced the follow-on but ran out of time in their pursuit of victory at the Emirates Durham ICG.
The White Rose's attack claimed six of the 12 wickets they needed to secure their second LV= County Championship Division One win of the season as Durham ended on 100 for four, 101 runs behind, when the teams shook hands.
Jennings finished on 54 from 166 balls, including seven fours, as he remained solid for Durham during a vital knock.
The reigning champions began the day on 361 for eight, needing a further 79 runs to avoid batting again after Yorkshire's declaration on 589 for eight on Monday.
They made a good start as Jamie Harrison guided the first ball of the day for four through third man off leg-spinner Adil Rashid.
Harrison gone! Breakthrough from Williamson, who bowls Harrison for 31. Turn did for the right-hander through the gate. 384-9.
— Yorkshire CCC (@Yorkshireccc) May 7, 2014
Harrison combined with Graham Onions to add 23 as their defiant last-wicket stand, coupled with a short rain delay, began to frustrate Yorkshire.
The partnership was finally ended when Harrison was bowled through the gate for 31 after trying to whip away Kane Williamson's delivery in the 133rd over with Durham left on 384 for nine.
Another rain delay, which led to an early lunch, dented the Tykes' hopes of building momentum, but the visitors did manage to force the follow-on shortly after play restarted.
Onions was caught behind by Andy Hodd off Liam Plunkett for 21, leaving Durham 201 behind.
After a cagey opening, which saw Plunkett and Jack Brooks bowl two maidens apiece in the first four overs, Yorkshire struck by emphatically claiming two wickets in as many balls.
— Durham Cricket Club (@DurhamCricket) May 7, 2014
Firstly, Mark Stoneman was desperately unlucky to be run out at the non-striker's end after Plunkett diverted a straight drive from Jennings onto the stumps. Scott Borthwick was then caught behind for a golden duck after edging a vicious delivery from Brooks.
Kumar Sangakkara, who was out for a second-ball duck in the first innings, survived a huge caught-behind appeal off Brooks before edging to slip, where Plunkett spilled a difficult chance diving to his left. However, he soon departed for 14 when he found Adam Lyth at second slip off Ryan Sidebottom.
That left Durham on 35 for three with 44 overs left, but there was little respite as Michael Richardson was caught behind off Rashid shortly after.
Jennings and Paul Collingwood, with an unbeaten 14 off 91 deliveries, dug in to steady the ship as the wickets dried up and the clock raced down for Yorkshire.
Durham ended the match with nine points to the White Rose's 11.