A hat trick, generally defined in terms of wickets, takes place when three wickets fall in three consecutive deliveries. A team hat trick, on the other hand. Lasith Malinga's 3rd Hat-Trick in ODI Cricket vs Australia @ Colombo 5th ODI, 22th august. M Johnson b. The Top Five Cricket Hat-Tricks Ever . As for calling Pathan's hattrick a fluke, what gives you the right to.