The Portugal captain needed a to score his eighth hattrick for his nation to move ahead of Keane's 23 goals he bagged for Ireland.
Lithuania became the 40th country Ronaldo has scored against, as his four-goal haul meant he has bagged a remarkable 54 hat-tricks in his career for club and country.
The 34-year-old opened the scoring from the spot inside seven minutes of play, before striking three times in a space of 15 minutes in the second half.
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"We are closer, we have two games - one at home and one away - and I think if we win one of those matches it's enough".
"I'm going through a good phase, but the team has been playing well too, " Ronaldo said.
"It is up to me to continue helping the national team". The hardest thing was winning in Serbia, and it was important to continue with a triumph here.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has for over fifteen years cemented his position as one of the best players in the history of football, having dominated the soccer space alongside his arch rival Lionel Messi.
"I feel good", he said.
"There is no stadium in the world where Ronaldo is not applauded".
"We went to Paris in my first game, and the hotel in France was just across the street".
"I think it's unusual when he doesn't score. Nothing is ending. You have to be careful because it never ends".