Tasmania 2 for 210 (Jewell 102, Ward 86) trail Western Australia 9 for 405 dec (Whiteman 176*, Short 67, Philippe 53) by 195 runs

Caleb Jewell notched a second career first-class century as Tasmania fought back in their Sheffield Shield clash against Western Australia in Hobart.

He was out for 102 in the shadows of stumps on day two at Bellerive Oval as Tasmania reached 2 for 210 in reply to 9 for 405.

Jewell put on a 197-run opening stand alongside rookie Tim Ward, who fell late in the day to in-form fringe Test quick Jhye Richardson.

In another lion-hearted display, Richardson had Jewell caught at point in the final half hour of play, backing up his eight wickets for the match in WA's convincing win over Queensland.

"We hung in there and showed a bit of fight which was good," Jewell, who was dropped several times, told reporters. "I got a couple of breaks, which is nice. There are times when you're pretty unlucky in cricket, so I just wanted to make the most of it."

Test allrounder Cameron Green was the most economical WA bowler, with his eight overs going for eight runs. WA are likely to be a player down for the remaining two days, with quick Lance Morris suffering a side strain.

Earlier, WA captain Sam Whiteman finished unbeaten on 176, his highest first-class score and eighth career century. Whiteman, who has taken the reins in the absence of injured veteran Shaun Marsh, resumed on 151 and passed his previous best of 174 in a 309-ball knock that included 20 fours and one six.

"I haven't had the start to the season I would have liked. To go on a get a big score was pleasing...the team really needed it," Whiteman said.

Richardson couldn't add to his overnight score of 43 before Whiteman declared about 45 minutes from lunch. Tasmanian quicks Lawrence Neil-Smith and Gabe Bell both finished with three scalps, while veteran Peter Siddle picked up two tailenders.

Whiteman, who played for Australia A seven years ago, posted his eighth first-class century on Sunday to help dig ladder leaders WA out of a spot of bother at 4 for 47.