By ESPNSTAR.com staff
In an enthralling encounter which saw both sides carve out numerous goalscoring opportunities, it was BEC Tero who mustered the first real effort on goal early on when 19-year-old left-back Peerapat Notechaiya raced through down the left but failed to beat Sivaruck Tedsungnoen from close range.
The Fire Dragons came even closer shortly after when Rangsan Vivatchaichok struck a dipping effort from the edge of the area that came smashing back off the crossbar, before the woodwork came to Buriram's rescue again when it kept out a terrific freekick from Cleiton Silva.
Stunned by their opponents' first-half dominance, the Thunder Castle came back strongly in the second half and were unlucky not to take the lead when Sumanya Purisai hit the bar with a blistering strike, before Ghanaian striker Frank Acheampong was denied by Pisan Dorkmaikaew from two excellent scoring positions.
Silva had one final chance to steal all three points for BEC Tero at the death when he capitalised on some hesitant defending by Ekwalla Herman to win possession just inside the Buriram area, but he failed to keep his shot on target as both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils.
The result means Buriram remain second on the table, eight points behind leaders Muangthong United, although the defending champions have two games in hand, while BEC Tero are third on goal difference.