A 44th minute Karl Toko Ekambi strike earned defending champions Cameroon a 1-1 draw in their last preparatory game ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) which kicks off on June 21.
The Villarreal attacker's goal cancelled out Youssouf Kone's 22nd-minute opener for The Eagles in the Qatari capital of Doha.
The match is Cameroon's third and final game ahead of the continental championship, having beaten Zambia and Spanish second tier outfit Alcorcon 2-1 and 11-0 in their first and second fixtures.
Coach Clarence Seedorf will tie any loose ends in his side in the next few days before departing for Egypt where the Lions have been pitted against four-time champions Ghana, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in the group stage.
Cameroon, who will be making their 19th tournament appearance, will begin their title defence against Guinea-Bissau on June 25 and face Ghana four days later.
The five-time champions' last game in the first round will be against Benin on July 2.
Mali, on the other hand, have been drawn against 2004 champions Tunisia, Angola and debutants Mauritania in Group E.
The Eagles will face Algeria in a second test game on Sunday before heading for Egypt.