Manuel Pascali was the hero for Kilmarnock as they drew 1-1 against 10-man Inverness.
The Italian midfielder cleared off the line and netted the leveller moments before half-time to cancel out the opener from Caley Thistle's Andrew Shinnie.
The game ended on a sour note for the hosts with Owain Tudur Jones sent off for violent conduct after 79 minutes, putting a downer on a solid performance which included a penalty save from goalkeeper Ryan Esson.
Kilmarnock suffered a blow when Gary Harkins made an early exit after a clash with Simon King and was replaced with Danny Racchi.
As the visitors were shifting tactics Inverness showed no mercy. Aaron Doran's free-kick fell to Ross Draper, whose powerful shot was parried wide by Cameron Bell. The resulting Aaron Doran corner was flicked towards the back post by Draper for Shinnie to steer home from from close range after seven minutes.
Inverness almost went two up when Doran's shot beat Cammy Bell but was cleared off the line by Pascali. The Irish midfielder tried his luck again soon after but Bell was equal to his free-kick from distance.
At the opposite end Kilmarnock were denied an equaliser thanks to a magnificent double save from Esson. The first came from Racchi's penalty after Draper fouled Liam Kelly in the area and the stopper was up quickly to stop James Dayton's rebound.
Dayton was soon forced off after being injured by King and had to be replaced by Rory McKenzie. Moments later David Raven left the pitch for treatment to a head injury and Kilmarnock seized the numerical advantage by levelling in the first minute of stoppage time.
A deep cross-field ball found Pascali in a crowded area and the 30-year-old managed to loop a header over Esson. Shinnie might have restored the advantage seconds later but he fired wide.
Billy McKay fired over the bar as the game fell into a midfield battle and tensions flared when Tudur Jones appeared to headbutt James Fowler. Tudur Jones was shown a straight red card but ICT substitute Nick Ross might have nicked it late on when he connected with Raven's cross, but his powerful header from six yards was saved brilliantly by Bell.