AT THE start of day five Pakistan fancied their chances of consolation win, however, one man stood between them and the victory and that was Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara. The elegant left-hander gave a perfect display of Test match batting to defy Pakistan the all day long to get a draw. The concentration and application with which he played the last day was exemplary and a lesson for the Pakistani batsmen. He started the day at 50 not out and started off cautiously and only hitting boundaries only off bad balls. He batted through the first session with his overnight partner Thilan Samaraweera and kept the Pakistan bowlers at bay. The two bats netted 122 runs for the f ourth wicket that proved vital for the Sri Lankan cause. Although Samaraweera went soon after lunch but Sangakkara continued his 'Rock of Gibraltar' like innings. He played for 210 balls to complete his 19th Test hundred - an innings which would have given him immense pleasure while playing a true captain's knock. He was at ease against all Pakistan bowlers. He made optimum use of his feet against spinners and played the fast bowlers with equal control in his three sessions batting to get a draw. Some thought that Sri Lanka might go for the unlikely victory charge in the final session but he with Angelo Matthews batted out the session. And ended the day at 130 off 303 balls with seven fours that defied adversity to save the game.