A video of Mahela Jayawardene, speaking to the press ahead of the fifth ODI at Hobart against Australia.

Jayawardene says he is disappointed about the way the fourth ODI ended. Rain played spoiled sport when the fourth ODI at Sydney was called off.

Jayawardene is happy with the way Sri Lanka has been playing in the last three ODIs.

"We’ve controlled the last three games the way we want to, so I’m pretty confident coming to Hobart.

"We just need to start again from ball one and do all the good work we’ve been doing in this series."

Having fallen to a heavy loss in the MCG series opener, dominant bowling performances have led to a marked change in form and fortune that sees the visitors holding a well-deserved 2-1 series lead ahead of the final match on Wednesday.

"Given the fact the way we have played and how we have controlled things, the boys will be happy. I'm pretty confident that we should be able to close this series in Hobart and try and win it," Jayawardene said.

"We can’t take anyone for granted. We've had some good plans which we’ve executed in the last two or three games and as long as we can adapt to this wicket and see how it’s going to play and control things from there we’ve got a pretty good chance."

The series finale will be Jayawardene's last match as Sri Lankan captain and the classy veteran is determined to hand over the reins on a positive note.