Buttler and Stokes took 15 runs off Trent Boult's Super Over without losing their wickets.
Early morning rain delayed the toss and start by 15 minutes but, at this stage, no overs have been lost.
Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant 77-run knock against New Zealand went in vain as India lost their World Cup semi-final affair by a meagre 18-run margin at the Old Trafford.
Police on Tuesday have to handcuff and eject several spectators from Old Trafford during the first World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand after mounting a political protest.
The Black Caps, appearing in their eighth semi-final but yet to win the World Cup, came into this match on the back of three straight defeats by Pakistan, Australia and England.
Sam Curran believes England’s historic World Cup triumph will inspire the Ashes team as attention turns towards their attempt to regain the urn.
It is the first time England have reached this stage since 1992, when they made the last of their three losing appearances in the final.
India and New Zealand were awarded a point each after persistent rain in Nottingham forced the abandonment of their match on Thursday − the fourth no result of this World Cup so far.
A sun-drenched day and baking hot temperatures made batting first in the day/night fixture an understandable decision.