WA set 105 for victory
Western Australia 353 and 1 for 2 need 103 runs to beat Tasmania 215 and 242 (Cowan 100, Coulter-Nile 3-34)
A century by Ed Cowan was only enough to set Western Australia a meager 105 to beat Tasmania after three days of the Sheffield Shield match at the WACA Ground.
Cameron Bancroft was out to Sam Rainbird before the close, but the Warriors will be confident of polishing off the target on day four in Perth.
Cowan's hundred took the Tigers to 2 for 173 and the prospect of setting WA a decent fourth innings chase, but he was dismissed the ball after reaching three figures, squeezing Ashton Agar to short leg, heralding the loss of the last eight wickets for just 69.
The Warriors shared the wickets, Nathan Coulter-Nile's 3 for 34 the leading figures in a strong ensemble effort that should ensure the domestic limited overs champions maintain their momentum under the leadership of Adam Voges and Justin Langer.