Tasmania were 2-55 at tea on day three chasing 250 to win a tight Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia at Bellerive.
The home side have lost Mark Cosgrove (4) and Ed Cowan (24) with WA pacemen Michael Hogan (1-18) and Simon Mackin (1-12) the wicket-takers.
Cosgrove was caught behind off Hogan at 1-5, while Cowan shouldered arms to debutant Mackin and was lbw.
The Warriors were all out for a second innings 187 after lunch, Mitch Marsh top-scoring with 70.
Tigers paceman Andrew Fekete bagged three of the five wickets to fall on Tuesday to finish with 4-54.
Captain and keeper Tim Paine bagged 10 dismissals in a match for the first time as his side again fought their way back into the match.
WA resumed at 5-115 hoping to build a sizeable lead but lost wickets steadily throughout a day with three short rain interruptions.
Tasmania’s chase is far from a fait accompli after batting collapses in their last two innings.
They were 7-41 in the first innings before a late rally took them to 196.
Against NSW last match they lost 7-29 and made 164 in their second dig.